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OTC Travel Talks: Expert Evidence in Cross-Border Claims Part 2

Watch Ian Denham and Cheryl Palmer-Hughes in the fourth episode of a new series of travel law discussions hosted by Outer Temple’s Travel Law team; ‘OTC Travel Talks’.  This episode focuses on the practical aspects of instructing an expert.

Outer Temple’s Ian Denham spoke to Cheryl Palmer-Hughes, who is a Partner in Irwin Mitchell’s International Serious Injury department in Manchester and the Chair of the PEOPIL Young Lawyers Group. In this episode, Cheryl and Ian discuss how expert evidence fits into case management and cost budgeting.

In Part 1, Cheryl and Ian discussed the factors that you should take in to account when selecting the best expert for your case, including:

Part 1 can be watched here.

Watch OTC Travel Talks; Expert Evidence in Cross-Border Claims Part 2

In Part 2, Cheryl and Ian consider how the expert evidence fits in to the case once you have found the best expert for you case and discuss how to tackle issue that might crop up when using an expert, including:

  • What makes a good local standards report
  • The importance of proper instruction of an expert and the benefits of getting the expert involved early on in the case
  • How to advise experts as to the nature and limits of their Part 35 obligations
  • How to deal with lawyers who appear to confuse the distinction procedural law and substantive law
  • The important distinction between an Agent vs Part 35 Expert
  • What factors to consider when picking counsel in cross-border claims

This was the forth in a new series of talks that Outer Temple’s cross border and travel law team have created on matters of interest in cross border personal injury work. Our next episode will be about limitation in Czech Republic, Poland and Denmark.

These vlogs will be included in the next edition of our new travel law e-newsletter, which launched in July.

Subscribe to the Travel Law E-Newsletter here.

Find Out More

Ian Denham is a personal injury practitioner with a particular expertise in matters involving serious and catastrophic injuries, wrongful deaths, clinical negligence and cross-border personal injury claims. His cross-border practice covers advising on jurisdiction, applicable law, direct rights of action against insurers, claims against the MIB, accidents in the air and on sea, and claims involving a cross-border employment aspect. Ian has also advised on the potential implications arising from Brexit.

To find out more about Ian or any of our International Injury & Travel Law barristers, contact Paul Barton on +44 (0) 7427 4907 for a confidential discussion.

Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel, Travel 3 Aug, 2020


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