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EXPERT EVIDENCE: WHEN PART OF THE EVIDENCE IS “ABSURD” – THIS IS NO SMALL BEER | August 6, 2017 · by gexall · in Expert evidenceExperts,

I am grateful to barrister Simon Mills for sending me a copy of the judgment of Judge Waksman QC (sitting as a judge of the High Court) in  BHL -v- Leumi ABL Limited [2017] EWHC 1871 (QB).  Here I look at the judge’s comments on the defendant’s expert evidence. It highlights the need for an expert to independently assess the evidence and to have actual experience and expertise on the issue in dispute.

THE CASE

The action concerned expenses charged by the defendant when collecting invoices on Cobra beer.  The claimant’s case was that the 15% surcharge charged was excessive. The experts addressed the issue of the costs expenses involved and was directly relevant to the issue of whether the 15% was…

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