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No further regulation of expert witnesses is required, according to a leading barrister.

Speaking at the 20th Annual Bond Solon Expert Witness Conference, Tim Dutton QC said it would be “difficult” to set up a separate regulatory entity for experts, and problems would arise particularly where litigants-in-person are involved.

Dutton, a former Bar Council chair, shared his concerns about unscrupulous experts in a BBC Panorama investigation that found several experts apparently prepared to field evidence in support of a litigant despite knowing they had broken the law. However, he spoke against regulation at the conference.

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This article was first published in New Law Journal ( on 13 November 2014 and is reproduced by kind permission.

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