• Courtroom Training for Medicolegal Experts

    Thursday, February 20th, 2020 posted in Authors, Events, Expert Witness, Jacqueline Webb

    Giving evidence in court. Sounds daunting doesn’t it? by Chris Hatcher, Recruitment Business Development Executive, Jacqueline Webb We are a firm believer in doing things to the best of our ability: and to do this we have to accept that we never stop learning. Isn’t it great to learn new things and better yourself in […]

  • Pagination of medical records – updates made easy…

    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 posted in Clinco, Expert Witness, Litigation

    Pagination of medical records – Clinco ~ by Sarah Wallace We’ve been hard at work in the Clinco offices, processing cases and moving matters forward for our client firms.  We’ve been seeing a number of very complex high value cases which have made full use of our expertise.  These cases are likely to run for […]

  • Conversations on Consent ~ with Lauren Sutherland QC

    Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 posted in Consent, Events, Expert Witness, Legal tests, Litigation

    Conversations on Consent 2020 Manchester – Exeter – Edinburgh – London – Belfast – Dublin – Oxford “People seem to still be grappling with some aspects of the legal test set down and the applicability of the Bolam test in the post Montgomery world” ~Lauren Sutherland QC Following the landmark Supreme Court decision in the case […]

  • When is an expert not an expert?

    Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 posted in Expert Witness, Fiona Horlick QC, Opinion

    When is an expert not an expert? ~ Fiona Horlick QC, Outer Temple Chambers Fiona Horlick QC succeeds in demonstrating that an expert called by the GMC in proceedings against a consultant surgeon did not have the expertise to give a suitably qualified opinion. As a result there was no case for Fiona’s client to […]

  • Expert’s duties: independence and impartiality again (Or when Piri Piri burns your fingers…)

    Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 posted in Expert Witness, Litigation, Opinion, Paul Sankey

    Expert’s duties: independence and impartiality again Or when Piri Piri burns your fingers… ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law In a recent case concerning the wonderfully named Pepe’s Piri Piri Ltd[1] an expert got his fingers burned. He was criticised by the judge for failing to understand his duties and comply with them. Experts’ duties: […]

  • GPs in Expert Witness Practice – is it for you?

    Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 posted in Expert Witness, Opinion, Sarah Sellars

    GP Expert Witness…What’s involved? “Medico-legal work fits very well within a portfolio career. It adds diversity to your work and improves your clinical practice as you gain a much deeper knowledge of subject matters.” Dr Adrian Rees The expert opinion of experienced GPs is sought after in clinical negligence investigations.  It’s an intellectually stimulating career […]

  • A guide to Part 35 questions for experts

    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 posted in Expert Witness, Julian Chamberlayne, Litigation

    A guide to Part 35 questions for experts ~ by Julian Chamberlayne (Partner, Head of International Injury) & Peter Hale (Senior Paralegal) Stewarts Part 35 questions are commonly used and occasionally abused by legal representatives to try to shape the evidence of experts instructed by an opposing party. Drawing on recent experience from their case-load […]

  • Part 35 Questions to Experts – Lessons from a recent case

    Friday, October 25th, 2019 posted in Expert Witness, Litigation, Paul Sankey

    Part 35 Questions to Experts Lessons from a recent case ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law The Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (‘CPR’) entitle one party to put questions to another party’s expert. This provision is not used as often as one might expect. A recent application in Mustard v Flower and others[1] throws some light […]

  • Recording consultations with medical experts. Is the evidence admissible?

    Friday, October 25th, 2019 posted in Expert Witness, Litigation, Opinion, Paul Sankey

    Recording consultations with medical experts. Is the evidence admissible? ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law A recent case raised the issue of whether covert recordings of consultations with medical experts should be allowed as evidence. This was evidence obtained improperly or unfairly but nevertheless of probative value. The Claim In January 2014 the claimant was […]

  • Swearing on Oath

    Thursday, September 12th, 2019 posted in Expert Witness, Litigation, Nigel Poole QC, Opinion

    Swearing on Oath ~ by Nigel Poole, QC In the latest of a number of High Court judgments in which judges have strongly criticised an expert witness in the case, Mr Justice Martin Spencer has taken a Consultant Neurosurgeon to task in Arksey v Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWHC 1276 (QB). At paragraphs […]