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Will permission be granted to use an expert’s report where the expert has passed away before preparing a CPR compliant report?

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Published on LexisPSL on 20/12/2017

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  • Will permission be granted to use an expert’s report where the expert has passed away before preparing a CPR compliant report?

Will permission be granted to use an expert’s report where the expert has passed away before preparing a CPR compliant report?

The court’s permission must be sought in order to provide oral evidence or submit a written report (CPR 35.4). Permission to adduce expert evidence is generally sought in the directions questionnaire and considered by the court during the first case management conference. For further information on the process of adducing expert evidence, see Practice Note: Applying for permission to adduce expert evidence, and the Drafting Notes to Precedents: Witness statement in support of application to adduce expert evidence, Order to adduce expert evidence and Drafting note for application notice for permission to adduce expert evidence.

When deciding whether an

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