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The end of expert witness immunity - another significant contribution by the City of Liverpool to the law of tort.

  On the 14 March 2001 Paul Wynne Jones was stationary on his motorcycle, waiting to turn at a road junction in Liverpool, when he was struck by a car driven by Mr Bennett. Mr Bennett was drunk, uninsured and driving whilst disqualified. Mr Jones suffered significant physical and psychiatric injuries including post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, an adjustment disorder and assoc... [More]

Lord Woolf Warns of Human Rights Conflict

Whatever your views about the Human Rights Act 1998 ("HRA"), most lawyers would admit that it has led to many interesting developments in the law, although not as many as were feared as we approached the turn of the century and the Act coming into force.  The approach of the courts in this jurisdiction has, for the most part, been reasonably restrictive although it is clear that in the arena ... [More]