Brown and Another v Bennett and Others (No 2): ChD 2 Nov 2000

An expert witness should not be compelled to attend court where the party who instructed him had been unable to satisfy him that he was able to pay the expert’s fees. To hold otherwise would be to endanger the system of expert witnesses by allowing potential manipulation, by issuing a sub poena instead of paying the fee. In such circumstances the practice should remain that a witness summons should be issued only in exceptional cases.


Times 02-Nov-2000

Litigation Practice

Updated: 18 May 2022; Ref: scu.78689