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Update: For a more detailed report on this development by Maura McIntosh, a professional support consultant in the dispute resolution team at Herbert Smith Freehills and deputy chair of the Civil Litigation Review working group’, see:
Hot-tubbing in the spotlight—Civil Justice Council report on concurrent expert evidence
In considering how concurrent expert evidence has been operating since April 2013, the CJC considered the extent to which the objectives identified by Sir Rupert Jackson are perceived as having been achieved and made a number of suggestions, including
proposed amendments to CPR PD 35.11, a proposed guidance note for judges and practitioners, a proposed information note for expert witnesses, uniformity in the court guides and further training of the judiciary by means of a DVD.
This report is of particular interest to practitioners not only in relation to the future of concurrent expert evidence (including but not limited to hot-tubbing) in England and Wales but also for the practical tips it offers those considering the use
of and/or engaged in giving expert evidence concurrently.
Read the report: Concurrent Expert Evidence and Hot-Tubbing in English Litigation since the Jackson Reforms—A Legal and Empirical Study
Practical implications arising from this report include:
For the full findings in the review and report, which contains a detailed consideration of each of the aspects mentioned above together with a full evaluation of the objectives of hot-tubbing, see the PDF copy of the report (which can be accessed here).
For detail on the terms of reference of the CJC working group's review, see News Analysis: CJC working group to review discrete civil litigation topics including funding and experts.
For a more detailed report on this development by Maura McIntosh, a professional support consultant in the dispute resolution team at Herbert Smith Freehills and deputy chair of the Civil Litigation Review working group’, see: Hot-tubbing in the spotlight—Civil Justice Council report on concurrent expert evidence
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Virginia specialises in general domestic and international commercial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.
Virginia trained, qualified and practiced with Pinsent Masons before moving to Marriott Harrison where she continued in practice for a further seven years.
In practice, Virginia acted in a variety of general commercial disputes covering areas including intellectual property, fraud, defamation, misrepresentation, breach of contract, debt recovery, breach of restrictive covenants and company and shareholders’ disputes.
Virginia is Head of Dispute Resolution at Lexis®PSL and, when not focused on the strategic development and operational requirements of the Dispute Resolution module, her content work focuses on case management and evidence in civil litigation. She also regularly contributes to the LexisNexis Dispute Resolution Blog.
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