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Update to Expert's Declaration - Criminal

5 April 2017

The fourth amendment to the Criminal Practice Directions 2015 ([2016] EWCA Crim 1714 [1]) took affect on 3rd April 2017. It was handed down by the Lord Chief Justice on 28th March 2017.

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Specialist civil courts are to be known as the “Business and Property Courts of England and Wales”

17 March 2017

From June of this year, the specialist civil courts are to be known as the “Business and Property Courts of England and Wales”.

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Amendments to the Criminal Practice Directions November 2016

18 November 2016

The Lord Chief Justice has  signed off the latest amendments to the Criminal Practice Directions which take effect immediately.Expert Witnesses should note that there have been some changes relating to expert evidence with the addition of two new sections - 19B and 19C.

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Lord Chancellor opens the new Legal Year

6 October 2016

On 3rd October 2106 The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice gave a speech opening of the news legal year.

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Expertise Rocks

4 October 2016

Expertise Rocks ( - the charity battle of the bands for consultancies and experts is set to rock & roll again at the 100 Club on 20th October.  Raising funds for the London Legal Support Trust, which works tire

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Expert Witness Fee Survey 2016

26 September 2016

The Academy of Experts (TAE) periodically undertakes a survey of Experts Fees and is now launching the 2016 Survey which is based on expert witness practices over the past year.

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Update to Criminal Procedure Rules

18 August 2016

The Criminal Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2016The Criminal Procedure Rule Committee has recently made some changes to the Criminal Procedure Rules (CrimPR) which may have an effect on the way some Expert Witnesses give and prepare evidence.In particular:

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CJC - Hot-Tubbing Report

1 August 2016

Today, the Civil Justice Council (CJC) has published a report on concurrent expert evidence and hot-tubbing, and its use in English litigation.

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CJC Working on Hot-tubbing

24 May 2016

The Academy of Experts is a member of the Civil Litigation Review Working Group of the Civil Justice Council. The Working Group is currently undertaking a survey about the process of 'hot-tubbing' in legal proceedings in England and Wales, and if applicable elsewhere.

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