Saunder v Birmingham City Council: EAT 21 May 2008

EAT Practice and Procedure – Appellate jurisdiction/reasons/Burns-Barke – Case management
Joint expert witness appointed by ET. Whether his evidence should be excluded on grounds of bias. Circumstances in which a party may adduce his own expert evidence despite appointment of a joint expert. Principles upon which EAT can interfere with case management orders made by ET.
[2008] UKEAT 0591 – 07 – 2105
CitedNational Justice Compania Naviera S A v Prudential Assurance Company Ltd (‘The Ikarian Reefer’) 1993
Cresswell J spoke of the nature of the duty owed by expert witnesses: ‘The duties and responsibilities of expert witnesses in civil cases include the following:

1. Expert evidence presented to the Court should be, and should be seen to be, the . .

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Updated: 07 February 2021; Ref: scu.267956