Medical Expert Witnesses & Impact Of UK Decision

Law firms in Australia are alarmed by the potential impact a UK Supreme Court decision could have on the way expert witnesses are treated in Australian courts. Slater & Gordon partner Bill Madden argues the March decision in Jones v Kaney in London could open up the door to medical and other expert witnesses who are negligent in their testimony being sued. “The decision marks a significant shift away from the protection medical experts are given in UK and Australian courts,” Madden said.

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