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LPA 02 – Expert Witness Immunity for Agreement to a Pre-Trial Joint Statement (Formerly Loss Prevention Alert 2 – Dibb Lupton Alsop)

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Published July 1998

It is well settled law that expert witnesses enjoy absolute immunity from actions brought against them in respect of  evidence they may give in a court.  A recent case raised a novel issue. Does the immunity extend to the preparation of a joint statement indicating what parts of the evidence are, and what are not, in issue where the dispute is compromised before trial?