Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 53 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Kennedy and Buxton LJJ

Representation Robert Percival (instructed by Davies & Partners) for the claimant.
  Shaun Ferris (instructed by Barlow Lyde & Gilbert) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 4 October 2002


Practice - Evidence - Expert evidence - Admissibility - Road traffic accident - Trial on quantum - Claimant adducing second version of letter from medical expert - Judge refusing to adjourn proceedings to investigate differing versions of letter - Judge refusing to give weight to second version of letter - Whether judge in error.

The Case

An appeal against an award of damages arising out of a road traffic accident was dismissed; the judge had been correct not to adjourn the trial or to give any weight to an unsigned version of a letter from the claimant's medical expert.

Practice Areas

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