Charleton criticises excessive number of expert witnesses

A High Court judge has criticised the ‘‘delay and expense’’ caused by excessive numbers of expert witnesses in complicated cases.

4th June, 2011

A High Court judge has criticised the ‘‘delay and expense’’ caused by excessive numbers of expert witnesses in complicated cases.

Mr Justice Peter Charleton was speaking at the end of a 58-day tr ial of an action brought by Elliot Construction against Irish Asphalt over the effect of faulty infill material on the Ballymun Central Youth Facility in Dublin.

Each side produced four building experts and three experts on the microscopic...

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