Expert evidence: an overview
Expert evidence is used to assist the court when the case before it involves matters on which it does not have the requisite technical or specialist knowledge.
This practice note describes the different ways in which experts may be used, how to choose and appoint an expert, an expert's duties, and what an expert may be expected to do. It covers the requirements for the form, content and timing of an expert's report, questions on the report, privilege, how to deal with experts' discussions and evidence at trial.
Note that this practice note is under review in light of the amendments to the revised Guidance for the instruction of experts in civil claims 2014.