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The Challenge to Experts’ Immunity

Daniel Shapiro and Roger Ter Haar QC act in the matter of Jones v Kaney in which Mr Jones has received permission to appeal from the Supreme Court to challenge the existing law that an expert witness instructed for reward in civil proceedings has immunity from suit in relation to acts undertaken for the substantial purpose of giving expert evidence in litigation. The Supreme Court will be asked to find that a civil expert witness who negligently prepares a joint statement does not have immunity of suit and may be sued for the losses occasioned by such negligence.

The appeal is scheduled for hearing on 11 January 2011.



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