Expert evidence is central to most complex and/or high-value personal injury, clinical negligence and disease claims. In this talk, Thomas Herbert and Abigail Scott will consider how to best obtain, present and use that evidence throughout the life cycle of a claim. They will also consider common pitfalls and tips for damage limitation when things go wrong.
  • Selecting your expert
  • Instructions & privilege
  • The written report
  • Conferences
  • Part 35 questions
  • The joint statement
  • Literature
  • Trial preparation
  • What to do when it all goes wrong
Thomas Herbert
Tom deals with personal injury cases across all tracks, including advice on procedure and tactics.

He is ranked as a “leading junior” by the Legal 500 and is regularly instructed by Claimants and Defendants across the full range of personal injury disputes, including employers’ liability, public liability, occupiers’ liability, defective premises, product liability and Highways Act claims. Accidents in schools are a particular interest.

He has a busy trial practice and regularly attends interim hearings. He is sought after for his concise and robust drafting, particularly of Defences.
Abigail Scott
Abigail drafts robust personal injury pleadings and provides practical and comprehensive advice on liability, quantum and strategy. She combines a fast track and multi-track workload, accepting instructions from claimants and defendants alike. Recent instructions involve serious injury claims pleaded in excess of £500,000.

Abigail receives instructions across the breadth of personal injury disputes including employers’ liability, public liability, occupiers’ liability, Package Travel claims, defective premises, construction accidents, product liability, sports injury claims, road traffic accidents and Highways Act claims. She is willing to accept instructions on a CFA in appropriate cases.
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