Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
A not-for-profit organisation representing injured people

Expert evidence – understanding the basics and avoiding the pitfalls

All levels - 1 hour

(Please note that the number of CPD hours may be subject to change)

This webinar, presented by experienced and knowledgeable barrister Gordon Exall will cover:

  • The rules relating to expert evidence
  • “Who is an “expert
  • Obtaining the Court’s permission to rely on expert evidence
  • The admissibility of expert evidence
  • The lawyer’s role & interactions with the expert
  • "Experts behaving badly” how to spot this and what to do

There have been a large number of cases on the conduct of some experts and those instructing them this year including:

  • The significant Court of Appeal decision in  Griffiths -v- TUI about the contents of reports and when the court can reject the findings of experts whose reports are in evidence but unchallenged at trial
  • The judgment in Good Law Project Ltd on when a court can refuse to allow a party to rely on expert evidence when the report fails to comply with the rules of court
  • The litigant's responsibility for experts and the "worrying trends" identified in Beattie Passive Norse Ltd


This webinar is part of a 6 civil evidence webinar series.  


View details of all 6 webinars in the series. Individual webinars can be purchased online or contact to purchase all 6.

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The other webinars in this series are

Witness statements – drafting witness statements that comply with the rules
Expert evidence – understanding the basics and avoiding the pitfalls
Civil evidence and social media
Surveillance evidence in personal injury cases
Disclosure and documentary evidence
Proving damages


1 person - member/accredited firm: £65 + VAT
1 person - non-member: £65 + VAT
Small office (2 - 6 people): £105 + VAT
Large office (7 people or more): £160 + VAT
Whole organisation (All staff at all offices): £320 + VAT


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20 Oct 2021

On-demand recording
From 20 Oct 2021 to 20 Apr 2022