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Supreme Court abolishes expert witnesses' immunity from liability over evidence

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    Jones v Kaney [2011] UKSC 13 SC (0 other reports)

    The Supreme Court, the highest court in the UK, overturned the long-standing rule that expert witnesses are immune from liability for damages to parties that have engaged them and to which they owe a duty of care. However, the traditional protection for other non-expert witnesses (such as eyewitnesses) has not been affected by the Supreme Court decision.

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The Supreme Court has overturned the long-standing rule that expert witnesses are immune from liability for damages to parties that have engaged them and to which they owe a duty of care, in a road-traffic accident decision that could have an impact on employment cases.