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A 01 : Academy of Experts Expert Witness Cases.

Anglo Group plc, v. Winter Brown & Co Ltd [2000] EWHC Technology 127 Review of the duties of an expert to the court in the light of the CPR. Ikarian Reefer updated. HHJ Toulmin 8th March 2000.

General Medical Council v Meadow [2006] EWCA Civ 1390 Duty of Expert witness to the Court : Whether incorrect opinion can give rise to a charge of professional misconduct. Unsucessful appeal. Sir Anthony Clarke MR; Auld LJ; Thorpe LJ. 26th October 2006.

Gurney Consulting Engineers (A Firm) v Gleeds Health & Safety Ltd [2006] EWHC 43 (TCC) Expert Reports : CPR : Application to rely on reports used in prior litigation between the parties : Weight given to reports, by trial judge, where expert not called to give evidence. His Honour Judge Peter Coulson QC: TCC. 25th January 2006.

Hajigeorgiou v Vasiliou [2005] EWCA Civ 236 Where a party is given permission to introduce an expert witness report, there is no requirment to disclose the contents of adverse expert reports commissioned by that party but not introduced as evidence. Brooke LJ ; Dyson LJ; Gage LJ. CA. 10th March 2005

Halliburton Energy Services Inc v Smith International (North Sea) Ltd. [2006] EWCA Civ 1599 Role of Expert advisor to the court. Court appointed advisor expressed views in an email that transgressed the role of the court and indicated that he knew and had strong views on another Professor. H sought the removal of the advisor and to set aside a settlement judgment. Since the information had not been conveyed directly to the court the court held there was no prejudice. Chadwick lJ, Ricks LJ, Jacob LJ. 24th November 2006

Meadow v General Medical Council [2006] EWHC 146 (Admin) Even where an expert witness acted in good faith and there was no evidence of calculated or wilful failure to use his best endeavours to provide evidence a finding of serious professional misconduct is not precluded but it will only be in a very rare case that such a finding will be justified. Mr Justice Collins. 17th February 2006.

Phillips v Sumes [2004] EWHC 1887 Duty of the expert witness to the court. Mr Justice Peter Smith. Chancery. 30th June 2004

Phillips v Symes [2004] EWHC 2330 Liability of an expert witness for wasted cots. Ikarian Reefer considered. Mr Justice Peter Smith. Chancery. 20th October 2004.

Quarmby Electrical Ltd. v Trant (t/a Trant Construction ) [2005] EWHC 608 Use of single joint witnesses in low value cases : Construction dispute. Mr Justice Jackson. TCC. 17th March 2005.

Robin Ellis Ltd v. Malwright Ltd [1999] EWHC TCC 256) Expert witness : Privilege. HHJ Bowsher QC. 1st February, 1999

Stanton v Callaghan [1998] EWCA Civ 1176 Liability to client : An expert prepared a list of agreed opinion between himself and the otherside\'s appointed expert. The claimant sought to hold his expert liable for prejudicing his case. The court held the expert\'s duty is to the court, not the client - and the expert has immunity from suit if by acting in such a manner the client\'s case is less persuasive than it might otherwise have been. Nourse LJ; Otton LJ; Chadwick LJ.8th July 1998.

Stephens v Cannon [2005] EWCA Civ 222 When confronted with conflicting expert valuations if possible the court must judge what sum is due and not merely rely on the burden of proof and the balance of probability. CA. Auld LJ; Arden LJ; Wilson Mr Justice. 14th March 2005

Stevens v Gullis [1999] EWCA Civ 1978 Duty of expert to the court. CA. Lord Woolf MR; Brooke LJ; Robert Walker LJ. 27th July 1999

Stringfellow v Blyth [2001] EWCA Civ 1006 Expert report : Judge reached a contrary finding. Report agreed by the parties. Held : Judge could not reach a contrary finding. Sedley LJ; Sir Murray Stuart-Smith. CA 18th June 2001.

Taylor v Director of the Serious Fraud Office [1999] 2 AC 177, Immunity of expert witness. CA. Woolf LCJ; Lord Phillips MR; Ward LJ; Brooke LJ; Chadwick LJ; 4th February 2002


 
     
       
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