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03 June 2011  

Gary Lawrenson considers the impact of Jones v Kaney

In Jones v Kaney [2011] the Supreme Court ruled on expert immunity in civil litigation. Until this decision, experts were given immunity from suit to encourage them to give full and truthful evidence without fear of retribution.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Arthur JS Hall and Co v Simons (AP) [2000] UKHL 38

    General Medical Council v Meadow [2006] EWCA Civ 1390

    Hedley Byrne & Co Ltd v Heller & Partners Ltd [1963] UKHL 4

    Jones v Kaney [2011] UKSC 13

    Phillips v Symes [2004] EWHC 2230 (Ch)

    Stanton & anor v Callaghan & ors [1998] EWCA 1176

    Watson v M’Ewan [1905] 12 SLT 599