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Expert Evidence: Law and Practice 4th ed isbn 9780414034273

Expert Evidence: Law and Practice 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9781847036148
New Edition ISBN: 9780414034273
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780421889309
Published: December 2009
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Covering both civil and criminal proceedings, Expert Evidence: Law and Practice:-

  • Provides comprehensive coverage ofexpert evidence in courts, tribunals,official enquiries and other proceedings, including arbitration
  • Sets out general principles and deals with the application of those principles in specific context Provides guidance on pre-trial preparation of expert evidence
  • Deals with every aspect of the expert witness in court
  • Goes through methods of cross-examining experts
  • Looks individually at areas such as forensic science, psychiatric evidence, valuation of land and buildings, and evidence with a mathematical element
  • Discusses the rules that apply in specific fields of litigation, such as medical reports in personal injury cases, patents, construction claims, proceedings involving children and drunk-driving cases
  • Looks at tribunals not covered by the strict rules of evidence
  • Quotes in full all important statutory provisions and rules of the court
Coverage in this edition includes:-
  • Meadow v General Medical Council
  • Reforms embodied in new Part 33 of the Criminal Procedure Rules on expert evidence (including the introduction of single joint experts and pre-trial expert discussions into the criminal process, both of which are significant and controversial changes to criminal procedure)
  • A new chapter on bias
  • A discussion of the impact of Lord Justice Jackson's ‘Review of Civil Litigation Costs'
  • New changes to Criminal Procedure Rules

Part A: Introduction: The Principles and development of expert evidence
Non-opinion expert evidence
Novel Scientific ideas and techniques: the twilight zone
Part B: Pre-trial practice and procedure
Pre-trial procedure
Single joint experts, assessors and experts appointed by the court
Part C: Evidence at trial
The expert witness at trial
The form and content of expert evidence
Experts and hearsay evidence
Evidence produced by machines, devices and other apparatus
The evidential value of expert evidence
Privilege and confidentiality
Costs and fees
Part D: Methods of proof
Psychological and psychiatric evidence
The valuation of land and buildings
Forensic Sciences and Techniques
Actuarial, accountancy and market research: evidence with a mathematical element
Proof of Foreign Law
Part E: Specific Tribunals
Tribunals not governed by the strict rules of evidence
Specific commercial jurisdictions
Part F: Fields of litigation
Medical reports in personal injury cases
Construction claims
Intellectual property
Criminal sentencing
Drink/Driving offences
Matrimonial and other proceedings involving children
Part G: Expert Evidence: The future
The future