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National Pro Bono Day

National Pro Bono Day The fortunes of a case often hinge on the testimony of an expert witness. At ExpertsDirect, National Pro Bono Day celebrates

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Subject Matter Experts

The Status Quo ‘Subject Matter Experts’ (SMEs) are given this title within their own institutions to refer to individuals with particular expertise in subject matter

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The Problem with ‘Ultimate Issue’ Questions

When preparing a letter of instruction for an expert witness, it is recommended that legal practitioners abstain from directly asking experts ‘ultimate issue’ legal questions. This is due to the risk that the expert witness’s answer will be deemed as being beyond their expert knowledge and be inadmissible, by virtue of not falling under the Expert Exception Rule in Section 79 of the Evidence Act.

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Ask a Lawyer: Lisa Collins

Lisa Collins is a Senior Associate at Gilchrist Connell, where her practice centres on civil litigation with a particular focus on insurance litigation. Lisa regularly

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Ask an Expert: Dr Greg Cameron

Dr Gregory Cameron is a general practitioner and authorised WorkCover medical practitioner based in Penrith, NSW. The founder of Healthnet Family Clinic, a multi-disciplinary surgery

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Expert Credibility

  What is an expert witness? By Natasha Bian An expert witness is someone who is qualified as an expert in a certain technical field

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