Richard Formby considers how to save costs and optimise the quantum expert’s joint statement
Expert evidence is a valuable litigation tool which, once deployed in the ever cost- conscious litigation arena, has to be carefully managed in order to achieve maximum impact at a proportionate cost.
Once a party has established breach and causation, quantum is everything, and so good communication with your quantum expert has to be a ‘guiding star’ for successful outcomes.
Having carefully selected your expert, obtained a realistic estimate of their likely costs for a report (as required by the rules), and obtained permission to rely upon that evidence, you will no doubt also have gathered (potentially large quantities of ) relevant documents and witness evidence. Your client will then be able to boast a claim, professionally substantiated by a Civil Procedure Rules part 35 report…
First published in the Solicitors Journal