THE JOINT MEETING OF EXPERTS AND THE JOINTLY INSTRUCTED EXPERT: KEY ISSUES, PROBLEM AREAS AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS: WEBINAR 30th JUNE 2022
We have recently seen a case where a party disallowed from using an expert due to conduct at the joint meeting of experts stage.
The meeting of experts is now a key stage in much major litigation. Knowledge of the rules, guidance and case law in relation to this stage is essential to all litigators and experts. This webinar looks at the key rules, guidance and cases in relation to the joint meeting of experts. It then goes on to consider the rules and case law relating to the instruction of a single joint expert. It considers the practical problems that litigators and experts face and potential solutions.
The webinar is on the 30th June 2022 and booking details are available here.
The joint meeting of experts
- The purpose, rules and guidance in relation to joint meetings of experts.
- What happens if the parties cannot agree an agenda.
- What, if any, input can a lawyer have into a joint meeting?
- The consequences of “overlawyering” at he joint meeting stage.
- What do you do if an expert changes their mind after a joint meeting?
- Attempts to “backtrack” from a joint report.
- Expert misconduct at the joint meeting.
- The consequences when an expert does not engage properly in the joint meeting process.
The single joint expert
- Instructing the single joint expert.
- When does a jointly instructed expert owe a duty of care – and who to? (Radia -v- Marks).
- Communications with a jointly instructed expert.
- The costs of a single joint expert.
- Trying to sue a single joint expert.
- Is the view of a single joint expert definitive? The importance of experts not “overreaching”.