EXPERTS GIVING EVIDENCE DO NOT HAVE AN EXPECTATION OF ANONYMITY: MATTERS OF FREE SPEECH ARE IN ISSUE

EXPERTS GIVING EVIDENCE DO NOT HAVE AN EXPECTATION OF ANONYMITY: MATTERS OF FREE SPEECH ARE IN ISSUE

The previous post dealt with the judgment of HHJ Richard Clarke in Hertfordshire County Council v Mother & Ors [2022] EWFC 106, in particular the critique of the expert evidence.  In a subsequent judgment  Hertfordshire County Council v Mother & Ors [2022]…

COURT CONSIDERS EVIDENCE OF EXPERT WHO "HAD NOT READ THE RELEVANT DOCUMENTS, NOT FULLY READ THE LITERATURE... AND HAD MIS-READ AND MISINTERPRETED THE RELEVANT RESEARCH"

COURT CONSIDERS EVIDENCE OF EXPERT WHO “HAD NOT READ THE RELEVANT DOCUMENTS, NOT FULLY READ THE LITERATURE… AND HAD MIS-READ AND MISINTERPRETED THE RELEVANT RESEARCH”

A powerful critique of the conduct of an expert witness can be found in the judgment of HHJ Richard Clarke in Hertfordshire County Council v Mother & Ors [2022] EWFC 106.  A medical expert was found to have fallen considerably…