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Dangers of being a combative Expert

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Barrister James Bowling explores what experts can learn from the case of Siegel v Pummell [2015] EWHC 195 (QB).

Knock-on effect of Expert outside expertise

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Barrister James Bowling considers the case of R (Squier) v GMC [2015] EWHC 299 (Admin) and highlights the lessons for experts.

Expert determination: what we've learnt

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Tim Vogel reflects on the recent two-day Expert Determination Course run by the Academy of Experts for ICAEW.

Have you been in the hot tub yet?

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We are talking here not about what you do to relax, but about how you may be required to give concurrent evidence.

Part one: share valuations

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Cream Holdings Ltd v Davenport [2011] EWCA Civ 1287 illustrates the problems which can arise if an outgoing shareholder adopts an obstructive approach to the share valuation required in order to implement a pre-emption provision.

Part two: share valuations

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In this second article, Clive Freedman and Christopher Harris address points relating to the decision in Cream Holdings Ltd v Davenport that could cause difficulty in future cases, as well as looking at two other recent cases about expert determination.

Social media: how worried should you be?

Although much of the work of the expert is covered by rules of privacy, legal privilege and confidentiality, one area in which they are very much exposed is their reputation.

Go compare?

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Rosemary Turnbull, an Assistant Manager in Mazars’ Forensic and Investigations Services team, looks at the use of comparable companies when determining an appropriate discount factor.

Shedding light on shadows

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A shadow expert, also often known as an expert adviser or a non testifying expert, is a party-appointed expert engaged to advise one party during a dispute where the appointment is under the premise that the expert is unlikely to provide either written or oral evidence to the Court.

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