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Expert witnesses and negligence - Riva Properties Limited v Foster Partners Limited
  • Hardwicke
  • United Kingdom
  • January 15 2018

Riva Properties Limited v Foster Partners Limited 2017 EWHC 2574 (TCC) is packed with delicious details - a world famous architectural firm versus

Court of Session considers requirement for expert evidence in negligence claims
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 17 2013

On 11 May 2004, 9 people were killed and many injured in an explosion at the Stockline factory in Glasgow. Significant damage was also caused to

High Court decisions on admissibility of opinion evidence
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 4 2013

In two recent decisions, the High Court has considered the circumstances in which opinion evidence contained in third party reports or articles is

Surveyors surveyed
  • 1 Chancery Lane
  • United Kingdom
  • February 7 2013

Judgments which contain a review of the authorities are always useful to the busy practitioner. One such is that of Coulson J. in Webb Resolutions

Personal Injury Bulletin: Liability - Claimant 13 contributorily negligent when hit by a police car whilst crossing the road.
  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 15 2012

On 25 February 2005 the Claimant (C), who had been enjoying a night out with friends, was run over on Canal Street in Nottingham by a police car responding to an emergency call.

Liability of expert witnesses post Jones v Kaney
  • Fenwick Elliott Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • November 15 2011

Prior to March 2011 expert professionals enjoyed a partial immunity from negligence actions in circumstances where they were acting as expert witnesses.

Dog walker not negligent
  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 14 2011

The claimant (C) alleged that he had been knocked over and sustained serious injuries when he collided with Taz, a Staffordshire bull terrier, being walked by D2 and owned by D1.

The future of expert witness immunity from prosecution
  • Matheson
  • United Kingdom, Ireland
  • September 29 2011

Under UK law, expert witnesses were, until recently, immune from being sued for negligently performing their duties to the Court during litigation.

Immunity of expert witnesses from negligence abolished in the United Kingdom
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • August 31 2011

In Jones v Kaney the appellant sued a clinical psychologist, previously retained on his behalf as an expert witness, for negligence.

The nuts and bolts - part 5. Contractor's design: back to the drawing board
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • July 12 2011

Identifying a contractor's design obligations is one of the most important issues in negotiating a contract.