‘Fiduciary duties and group loyalty – A Company v X and Others

“It is well-known that barristers and solicitors owe fiduciary duties to their clients (the core duty being that of loyalty) such that they must not act for a second client if that would put them in conflict with the interests of the first. But what about expert witnesses? And what about multi-national groups of expert witness companies, who offer expertise in a variety of specialisms? Are such companies different to barristers’ chambers whose members routinely act for opposing sides? …” (more)

[Jennie Wild, Construction Blog, 20 May]

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