TCC—expert evidence

The following Dispute Resolution practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • TCC—expert evidence
  • Relevance of experts in TCC claims
  • Duties of an expert in the TCC
  • Case and cost managing expert evidence in the TCC
  • Shorter and flexible trials schemes
  • CE-File electronic working in the TCC
  • Experts' meetings in the TCC
  • Experts' joint statements in the TCC
  • Experts' reports in the TCC
  • Filing and serving expert reports in the TCC
  • More...

TCC—expert evidence

This Practice Note provides guidance on expert evidence in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) under CPR 60, CPR PD 60 and Technology and Construction Court Guide, section 13.

In particular, it considers the relevance of experts in TCC claims, the experts’ duties, case and cost managing expert evidence (including pursuant to CPR 35.4 of the CPR), single joint experts (SJEs), experts’ meetings, experts’ joint statements, experts’ reports and the giving of expert evidence at trial whether concurrently (through ‘hot-tubbing’) or in the more traditional adversarial way.

Finally, the effect of failing to comply with expert obligations is considered together with practical tips on expert evidence in the TCC.

Note:

  1. shorter and flexible trials schemes—claims started on or after 1 October 2015 in the TCC may be suitable for and/or be subject to one or both of the schemes operating under CPR PD 57AB, namely the shorter trials scheme and/or the flexible trials scheme. For more information on these schemes, see Practice Notes: Business and Property Courts—shorter trials scheme and Business and Property Courts—flexible trials scheme

  2. TCC Central London County Court (TCC CLCC)—for applications to the TCC CLCC, see Practice Note: Electronic applications in the TCC CLCC [Archived]

  3. multi-track—all TCC claims are treated as being allocated to the multi-track (CPR 60.6(1)). As such, save for any inconsistencies with CPR PD 60, CPR 29 and CPR PD

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