Getting best use from experts

CIArb London Branch held its fourth Lunchtime Discussion Webinar on the topic of “Getting best use from Experts”.

Posted 07th Jul, 2021

On 7th July 2021, CIArb London Branch held its Lunchtime Discussion Webinar on the topic of “Getting best use from Experts”.

The event was the fourth of a series of roundtable webinars for members of the London Branch organised by Branch Vice-Chair Daniel Djanogly. The distinguished speakers - Roderick Cordara QC, SC and Philippa Hill made short presentations which were followed by a lively and informative discussion among attendees. The discussion was moderated by Paul Rose the Immediate Past Chair of the London Branch.

The discussed topics included:

A. Can a party-appointed independent expert assist the client and advisers by providing advice in a consulting capacity and if so, how far can they go to assist? What is the optimum time to get them involved? What are the pros and cons of having a ‘dirty’ expert who is separate from your Part 35 expert witness?

B. Is it more efficient and effective to have a ‘one size fits all issues’ expert or separate experts covering separate topics? Do too many experts spoil the broth?

The concise presentations were followed by a lively discussion between the panellist and attendees. The topics involved the issues regarding disclosure, initial assessments, use of CPR 35, hot tubbing, different approaches to cross-examinations of experts in various jurisdictions and many more.

A large number of the attendees joined the webinar with video by asking questions and making their comments and contributions which demonstrates a vital interest in the discussed matters.

Natalia Otlinger

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