Third Party Costs Orders and Experts

Robinson v Mercier, Liverpool County Court [2021] 9 WLUK 400 The Court made a Third Party Costs Order (“TCPO”), in the sum of £50,543.85, pursuant to Part 46.2 and Part 46.8 CPR 1998 and Section 51 of the Senior Courts Act 1981, against Dr Mercier, General Dental Practitioner.  Dr Mercier…

Some Procedural Issues in Brief

Jarman v Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust [2020] EWHC 3238 (QB) Cherian v Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2020] EWHC 3601 (QB) Taleb (A Child Proceeding by His Litigation Friend M) v Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust [2020] EWHC 1147 (QB) When can an expert in one…

A Lack of Expert Evidence: When to Strike Out?

Quaatey v Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust [2020] EWHC 1296 (QB)  Magee v Willmott [2020] EWHC 1378 (QB)  This article originally appeared in Issue 6 (September 2020). Introduction  “I eventually became proud of my strikeouts, because each one represented another learning experience.” – Willie Stargell, World Series Major League…

Expert Evidence and Material Contribution

Arksey v Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWHC 1276 (QB)  This article originally appeared in Issue 3 (November 2019). Background  On 3 November 2012, the Claimant suffered a cerebral aneurysm rupture. She was taken by ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital complaining of symptoms principally of confusion. She was discharged…

Expert Evidence – Do’s and Don’ts

ZZZ v Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWHC 1642 (QB)  This article originally appeared in Issue 3 (November 2019). Following a car accident in 2011, XXX brought proceedings against ZZZ. The claim was settled for £3 million plus annual periodical payments. ZZZ then brought contribution proceedings against Yeovil…

Bespoke Life Expectancy Evidence

Dodds v Arif & Anor [2019] EWHC 1512 (QB)  This article originally appeared in Issue 2 (July 2019). The court refused a Defendant’s application at a CMC to admit evidence from an expert specifically in the field of life-expectancy statistics and calculations. It provided guidance as the types of cases…