Related Sector: Expert Witness


The Igloo case raised several important issues for experts resulting in judicial criticism. Mike Grant, solicitor with Weightmans, discusses the lessons for experts including:

  • How to produce joint statements
  • The importance of being properly independent and objective
  • Being qualified and experienced in the appropriate fields
  • Giving transparent explanations of findings
  • How experts should conduct themselves
  • Not just putting forward or emphasising the points that support the client's case
  • The impact on costs

Further reading: 
Substantive judgment 
Costs judgment 
short article on the Igloo case which contains some interesting comments on the respective experts’ involvement.

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