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Part 35 questions are an important weapon in the litigation armoury in all cases where there is expert evidence on a matter at issue in the case, whether it is liability, quantum, causation. This paper addresses the deployment of Part 35 questions specifically in relation to medical evidence, but much of what is said is relevant to any case where expert evidence is part of the evidence in the case. Relevant Provisions in the CPR 3. The jurisdiction to ask written questions of an expert witness arises from Rule
PART 31: EXPERTS AND ASSESSORS
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 as well as reported decisions, Julian Chamberlayne, Head of the Aviation and International Injury department, and Peter Hale, paralegal in the International Injury team, examine this tactic and the current guidance from the court on how to address questions which go too far. Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules governs the use of evidence from experts and assessors in civil proceedings. This guidance replaced the previous protocol on the same topic with effect from December The CPR, the Practice Direction and the guidance concern experts who are giving or preparing evidence to be used for civil proceedings. Such advice is not designed for use in court and is of a different character to CPR Part 35 evidence, so these rules do not strictly apply. However, the guidance and principles are worth bearing in mind even when preparing a report on an advice-only basis.
Part 35 Questions to Experts
An email has been sent to Simply follow the link provided in the email to reset your password. If you can't find the email please check your junk or spam folder and add no-reply rcseng. Serving as an expert witness can be a fascinating and intellectually stimulating experience. However, expert witness testimony is faced with increased legal scrutiny in clinical negligence litigation. Ensuring quality and consistency of expert witnesses available to civil and criminal courts is in the interests of both the public and the medical profession. It is therefore fundamental that surgeons fully understand the environment in which their views are being sought, so they can navigate the process correctly and with integrity. This guide has been produced as an introduction to good practice for surgeons who already act as expert witnesses, as well as for those who are considering entering this field.
In addition, where possible, matters requiring expert evidence should be dealt with by only one expert. Experts and those instructing them are expected to have regard to the guidance contained in the Guidance for the Instruction of Experts in Civil Claims at www. I confirm that I have made clear which facts and matters referred to in this report are within my own knowledge and which are not. Those that are within my own knowledge I confirm to be true. The opinions I have expressed represent my true and complete professional opinions on the matters to which they refer.
Mr Tim Kelly
Expert evidence shall be restricted to that which is reasonably required to resolve the proceedings. The order granting permission may specify the issues which the expert evidence should address. Where the claimant seeks permission to obtain a further medical report, if the report is from a medical expert in any of the following disciplines—. Paragraph 7 of Practice Direction 35 sets out some of the circumstances the court will consider when deciding whether expert evidence should be given by a single joint expert.
Bank Sarasin-Alpen ME Ltd  CFI 21 August , Deputy Chief Justice Chadwick emphasised that the proper role of the expert witnesses was to assist the Court in identifying the particular risks to which the Claimants were exposed in purchasing the relevant investments and the extent to which an authorised firm, exercising its duty of care, could have been expected to draw those risks to the attention of the Claimants in advising them. It was not You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article. Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.
It also sets out the key differences between the current Guidance and the previous Protocol which was annexed to the Practice Direction to Rule 35 but which was replaced by the Guidance on 1 December This Practice Note looks at what to take into account when considering expert evidence and the need for it. It also provides guidance on the importance of the relevant expertise of experts and proposed experts, the sorts of issues and disputes where expert evidence may be required and researching and considering all forms of expert evidence.