When is an expert not an expert?

Will Balfry and Laura Scott recently acted in a case where there were concerns that the Claimant’s expert was not qualified to provide an opinion on the injuries sustained in a road traffic accident. The expert’s evidence was challenged and the Court ordered the Claimant to obtain new reports from a suitable expert. The case highlights the importance of making appropriate enquiries of an expert’s suitability and where appropriate raising objection to the Claimant relying upon the report. 

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Carl Graham

Partner - Head of Motor Product Group

I am a Partner in our Liverpool office and specialise in catastrophic personal injury and employers’ liability claims for several leading insurers.