Related Sector: Expert Witness

Experts witnesses must not be bullied by solicitors into meeting unrealistic report deadlines and should not have to “share the pain” when courts cap legal costs, it was claimed last week.

The Jackson reforms may have created tensions between solicitors and the expert witnesses they instruct, as solicitors come under pressure to meet tight timetables, but chartered building surveyor Rodd Appleyard told delegates at the Bond Solon expert witness conference: “When it comes to expert reports, experts are in charge.”

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This article was first published in Litigation Futures ( on 12 November 2014 and is reproduced by kind permission.

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