Spring 2001 issue of the Expert Witness newsletter (volume 6, issue 1)


  • Estate Claims Following the Appeal Court Decisions in Duncan and Brooks
    • by Derek Aldridge
    • In this article Derek Aldridge, investigates a number of issues concerning the valuation of estate claims under the Survival of Actions Act. These issues arise from two recent decisions of the Court of Appeal, in Duncan v. Baddeley and Brooks v. Stefura.
  • Evidence About “Customary Practice”
    • by Christopher Bruce
    • In this article Christopher Bruce summarises some recent research that suggests that doctors systematically err when estimating the standards of “ordinary, or common, practice.” In particular, this research finds that doctors overestimate the speed with which patients are treated and diagnosed in emergency rooms. Hence, they systematically bias malpractice suits in favour of plaintiffs.