In 2006, the President of the Family Division Sir Mark Potter issued a practice direction regarding court bundles. It was not the first practice direction in the family Court regarding bundles, Elizabeth Butler-Sloss had issued that in 2000. The practice direction runs to some pages, and essentially sets out that court bundles need to be […]

It was a pleasure to attend the Expert Witness Institute Conference last week. The organisation was superb and the range of speakers excellent. Attending as a solicitor it provided a most useful insight into the challenges facing expert witnesses as they face the impact of changes to Legal Aid, the civil justice reforms and face […]

I never applied for this job, I would never applied for the job if I’d known what it entailed. There are lots of things I like telling, talking to clients, working on the ideas and improving current services, but I’m no good at maths and figures. At school I never really got numbers. Other people […]

Keeping data secure is big news. Whether it is the mobile phone hacking scandal, huge fines for sending sensitive documents to the wrong people or files being lost and stolen, the data protection has an impact on all of our lives.   The Information Commissioner’s (ICO) website contains the following “Leeds City Council was served a […]

A lot has changed over the last few years for expert witnesses, and that change will continue apace. Many expert witnesses will have been bemused and still will not understand the apparently topsy-turvy decision making of the Legal Services Commission (LSC) about fees. The standard fee rates that have London experts being paid less than […]

Well at least – a brave new world on a snowy day in Leicestershire.  Blogging – something I have been meaning to do for Decameron for ages –  that and twitter – and a facebook page – but it has never been quite the right time. So excuse the pointless nature of this blog – […]