Professional Indemnity insurance premiums for expert witness work set to rise
Professional indemnity insurance premiums for expert witness work are likely to rise, following the abolishment of the principle of expert witness immunity from lawsuits, in relation to evidence given in civil proceedings.
The 5 to 2 majority decision was handed down by the Supreme Court on 30 March 2011 following Jones -v- Kaney.
It is likely that professional indemnity insurers will now ask questions relating to expert witness work on their proposals forms and rate risks accordingly.
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