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Do you know enough to be an expert witness?

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Any ICAEW member can call themselves a forensic accountant – but it’s important to know your CPR from your CrimPR if you’re planning on acting as an expert.

When expert witnesses get it wrong

A judge’s damning criticism of an expert witness is a reminder of what duties such professionals owe to their clients, the court and themselves.

“Nobbling” the witness

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary to “nobble” is to “influence or thwart by underhand or unfair methods”, which was exactly what had been done to an expert witness according to Justice Wilson of the Ontario Superior Court in her judgment in the case of Moore v Getahun (2015) ONCA 55.

The view from the hot tub

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Roger Isaacs, Partner at Milsted Langdon LLP and Vice Chair of the Forensic and Expert Witness Group, explores a recent case where expert witnesses were called to give their evidence concurrently.

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.

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