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In a criminal trial, a jury or magistrates’ court is required to determine disputed factual issues.

by Gavin Stuart, Partner, Bartier Perry Pty Limited

Even the most eminent expert must comply with the admissibility rules, says Mark Solon.

This case, heard in the Singapore High Court, concerns the collision of two bulk carriers in Singapore waters on 16 May 2014. The plaintiffs owned the Meghna Princess (‘MP’), a single screw bulk carrier built in 1995 and laden with 46k metric tons of cement clinker from Vietnam, destined for Bangladesh. The ship owned by the defendants, the Dream Star (‘DS‘), was younger, larger, and carrying 78k metric tons of coal. Both ships had fully functioning navigational equipment and the weather and visibility was good.

The end goal when instructing an expert witness report is ultimately a detailed, objective report based on sound clinical judgment; a report that stands up in Court and enables decisions to be made in the interests of the litigation process. The journey to this outcome is dependant on outstanding expert witnesses with strong clinical experience. Here, Bush & Company Rehabilitation expert witnesses explain what they feel their role is in providing expert reports and opinion in both quantum and liability.

by Donna Scully, Director, Carpenters

by Andrew Kasapis - Director, Disputes/Investigations Duff & Phelps Ltd. - www.duffandphelps.com

The sky is the limit in Laird Languages. As an almost independent entity within Laird Expert, it has steadily grown into a major facilitator in the interpretation and translation industry

Dr Bashir Qureshi FRCGP, FRCPCH, AFOM-RCP, MICGP, Hon FFRSH-RCOG, Hon FRSPH, Hon MAPHA-USA

• Expert Witness in Cultural, Religious & Ethnic Issues in Litigation.

• Expert Witness in GP Clinical Negligence.

• Author, Transcultural Medicine; dealing with patients from different cultures

Earlier this year, more than 200 health and legal professionals gathered in Nottingham to learn about cutting edge research in the rehabilitation sector, at a conference that highlighted advancements in assistive technology and its impact on the lives of people with an acquired physical disability.

By Abdo Haidar Consultant Prosthetist at The London Prosthetic Centre