Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
A not-for-profit organisation representing injured people

The joint meeting of experts and the jointly instructed expert: Key issues, problem areas and practical solutions

All levels - 1 hour

(Please note that the number of CPD hours may be subject to change)

The meeting of experts is now a key stage in much major litigation. Knowledge of the rules, guidance and case law in relation to this stage is essential to all litigators and experts.

This webinar looks at the key rules, guidance and cases in relation to the joint meeting of experts. It then goes on to consider the rules and case law relating to the instruction of a single joint expert. It considers the practical problems that litigators and experts face and potential solutions.

This webinar will cover:

The joint meeting of experts

  • The purpose, rules and guidance in relation to joint meetings of experts
  • What happens if the parties cannot agree an agenda
  • What, if any, input can a lawyer have into a joint meeting? 
  • The consequences of “overlawyering” at he joint meeting stage
  • What do you do if an expert changes their mind after a joint meeting? 
  • Attempts to “backtrack” from a joint report
  • Expert misconduct at the joint meeting
  • The consequences when an expert does not engage properly in the joint meeting process

The single joint expert

  • Instructing the single joint expert
  • When does a jointly instructed expert owe a duty of care – and who to? (Radia -v- Marks)
  • Communications with a jointly instructed expert
  • The costs of a single joint expert
  • Trying to sue a single joint expert
  • Is the view of a single joint expert definitive? The importance of experts not “overreaching”


1 person - member/accredited firm: £70 + VAT
1 person - non-member: £90 + VAT
Small office (2 - 6 people): £110 + VAT
Large office (7 people or more): £165 + VAT
Whole organisation (All staff at all offices): £330 + VAT

Live or on-demand

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Live webinar
30 Jun 2022
12:00 - 13:00

On-demand recording
From 30 Jun 2022 to 30 Dec 2022