Changing experts - a risky business

Published on 07 September 2016

The recent case of Allen Tod Architecture Ltd (In Liquidation) v Capita Property and Infrastructure Ltd (previously known as Capita Symons) provides a timely reminder of the risks of changing experts.

In this case, the Defendant made an application for specific disclosure of documents prepared by the Claimant’s first expert. The High Court held that privilege in such documents should be waived and the documents should be disclosed where a party seeks to rely upon the evidence of an alternative expert.

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