Guidance for the instruction of experts to give evidence in Civil claims 2012

Objective

The purpose of this guidance is to assist litigants, those instructing experts and experts in understanding best practice with regard to compliance with Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR or the Rules) and the overriding objective. Experts and those who instruct them should ensure they are familiar with CPR 35 and its associated practice direction (PD or PD35).

Outcome

The revised Protocol will now be considered by the Civil Procedure Rule Committee and will, it is anticipated, be annexed to PD 35 in due course.

Members

John Pickering, Chair

Mark Harvey – Council Member solicitor and claimant representative.

Simon Margolis – Chief Executive of Premex – a leading Medical Reports Agency.

Dr Jan Wise – Medical Expert and BMA member

Simon Cuerden – Deloitte – Forensic Accountant at Deloitte

John Gosling – Solicitor – Commercial Litigator at Addleshaws

District Judge Robert Jordan – Former Council Member.

Last updated: July 2012

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