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Does Legal Professional Privilege Apply to Correspondence with Experts and Draft Expert Reports?

            Legal professional privilege is a rule of both common and statutory law which prevents the compulsory disclosure of confidential communications between a legal adviser and their client. Under the Uniform Evidence Acts[1] adopted by the Commonwealth, NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, the ACT, and the Northern Territory, a confidential document or […]

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Case Study: Editing Expert Witness Reports

ACCC v Snowdale Holdings [2016] FCA 541 Background This case involved an ACCC allegation of misleading or deceptive conduct in relation to the marketing of free range eggs. This respondent in this case, Snowdale Holdings Pty Ltd (Snowdale), a Western Australian egg producer[1], labelled some of the eggs that it produced and sold as “free […]

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ExpertsDirect: The Inside Scoop

Here at ExpertsDirect, we would like to believe that our services, goals and mantra are well known to our clients. However, we appreciate that in today’s hectic world it is impossible to be across the ins and outs of every business you deal with. As a result, we have compiled a list of the various […]

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Expert Witnesses in the Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Trials

Over the past few years, US-based pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has been embroiled in extensive US litigation concerned with whether or not their talcum powder causes ovarian cancer in women. Approximately 2 000 trials[1] have been initiated on the issue to date in states including Louisiana, Illinois, New Jersey and Missouri. The outcomes of […]

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