Archive for the 'expert witnesses' Category

Bonhoeffer QC: ‘unlawful’ to admit hearsay evidence – The Independent

“A key witness in a case involving allegations of child abuse against a celebrated children’s doctor is prepared to fly to London to give evidence at a General Medical Council hearing, a court heard today.”

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The Independent, 8th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

#WithoutPrejudice Podcast 3: Libel – Hyperinjunctions – Lautsi v Italy – Expert immunity – Interns – Silk? – Charon QC

“Welcome to the third episode of Without Prejudice: Tonight, I am afraid, I can’t tell you about our guest… in fact, the superinjunction is so harsh, I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of a guest… but…. I can tell you that David Allen Green and Carl Gardner are at the table…. waiting to discuss libel, privacy, hyperinjunctions, Rough Justice – Miscarriages of Justice, The Lautsi v Italy crucifix case, and we may even have time to discuss expert immunity from suit…and interns.”

Podcast

Charon QC, 6th April 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Ruling on expert witnesses worries child-abuse lawyers – The Independent

“Vital expert witnesses may be too afraid to testify because of the ‘chilling effect’ of a Supreme Court ruling that leaves them open to being sued, lawyers warned yesterday.”

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The Independent, 3rd April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

After supreme court decision, will other witnesses remain immune? – The Guardian

“Now that the highest appeal court has ruled that expert witness can now be sued for negligence, the immunity of officers who give evidence is called into question.”

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The Guardian, 31st March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jones v Kaney – WLR Daily

Jones v Kaney [2011] UKSC 13;  [2011] WLR (D)  109

“The immunity from suit for breach of duty that expert witnesses had previously enjoyed in relation to their participation in legal proceedings should be abolished.”

WLR Daily, 30th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Expert witness immunity removed – The Independent

“Expert witnesses have lost their 400-year-old immunity from being sued in the civil courts.”

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The Independent, 30th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Road rage killer Kenneth Noye loses appeal – The Independent

“Road rage killer Kenneth Noye lost an appeal against his murder conviction today.”

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The Independent, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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