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A leading QC who took part in a BBC Panorama programme, which showed expert witnesses apparently stating their willingness to present misleading evidence in court, said today there is no immediate need for regulation.

But Timothy Dutton QC of Fountain Court Chambers warned the Bond Solon expert witness conference that the soaring number of actions brought by litigants in person could put current professional safeguards at risk.

He suggested that the Ministry of Justice carry out a 'sensible study' of the issue.

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This article was first published in The Law Society Gazette online (www.lawgazette.co.uk) on 7 November 2014 and is reproduced by kind permission.

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