Matt Lindsay recently joined the team at ConstructionCast for a look at the role of experts and recent issues in expert evidence. Matt spoke with Jessica Stephens QC of 4 Pump Court and Dan Miles of Aquila Forensics along with Stuart Wilks of Limeslade in this brief discussion on issues ranging from the importance of impartiality in expert evidence to how to identify a good expert and where to find them.

The full video can be viewed below or on the Limeslade YouTube channel:

Jessica opens the discussion with a look at the different types of expert evidence, and whether ‘hot tubbing‘ is preferable to traditional cross examination of experts. The team discuss whether an expert should be selected for their sympathy to the views of a case and to what extent experts should be entirely impartial and ensure their duty to the court or tribunal is not compromised at all. Furthermore, when should hospitality and existing relationships between experts and legal teams be disclosed to the tribunal? At what point does normal business development cross the threshold of impartiality and conflicts of interest?

Should any of the issues raised in the discussion be of interest or you need help, do get in touch today.