Formby Forensics

Making the most of your expert

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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.

Realistic estimate

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…

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First published in the Solicitors Journal