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In two minds: what happens when an expert witness changes their mind?

It is without doubt that expert witnesses play a vital role in the dispute resolution process. They provide insights into technical and scientific fields without which the court would often be unable to make a fully informed decision on the case before it. However, expert witnesses present their own set of challenges for courts and […]

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Expert Witness Case Study – Expertise, Errors and the Expert

Holdsworth & Ellison v RSPCA [2015] VCC 653  Background The case involved a dispute concerning the slaughter of cattle which occurred in the early 1990s on Victorian land. The dispute considered whether the RSPCA acted negligently in mistakenly putting down certain cattle owned by the plaintiff. The plaintiff’s contention was that, as a result of […]

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Expert Witnesses: When it All Goes Wrong

It is undoubtable that expert witnesses are an invaluable tool in the legal industry. They provide the court and the jury with insights into technical areas of expertise, which, in turn, allows juries and judges to make informed decisions on the case at hand. However, expert witnesses bring their own challenges and risks which legal […]

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