‘Court of Appeal: Expert was not under “fiduciary duty” to client’

“The Court of Appeal has overturned the first decision in England and Wales to hold that an expert witness owed a fiduciary duty to their client. Lord Justice Coulson did not rule out the possibility that a fiduciary relationship might exist but said there was no need to find one here because the expert witness owed the client a contractual duty to avoid any conflict of interest …” (more)

[Nick Hilborne, Litigation Futures, 13 January]

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