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Issue 46 - December 2022
- Jul 10, 2023
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Hello and welcome to the 46th edition of the Expert Witness Journal.
We wish all our experts and readers a happy Christmas and healthy new year.
We feature the results of the Times Bond Solon Expert Witness Survey 2022, which was conducted online from 19 July 2022 to 19 August 2022. A grand total of 635 experts took part, making it one of the largest expert witness surveys conducted in the UK. The survey covered many interesting issues, including whether experts should continue working after retirement, the roles of the courts and professional bodies in regulating the industry, accreditation, mentoring, fees and working in sensitive and highly contentious matters. The analysis of the results of the survey that I hope you will find interesting and useful. We would like to thank The Times newspaper, Bond Solon and the many expert witnesses who completed the survey.
General articles include; The Importance Of A Good Witness Statement In Clinical Negligence Cases and, High Court use of Privileged Material, where evidence was disclosed in error, revealing potential serious breach of court guidance. Also featured is Inadvertent waiver of privilege and concerns over independence in Pickett v Balkind.
Of particular interest is Social Media - the Aladdin's Cave of Defence Evidence and an article on giving evidence via WhatsApp.Experts are covered with ‘Meet the Expert’ featuring Dr Ruth Tully, Consultant Forensic Psychologist. Whilst Colin S. Todd MBE contributes an update on Fire Safety Legislation in England and Wales.
We are always looking for contributors, if you wish to contribute please mail us.
Many thanks for your continued support.