BOTH SIDES OF THE "V."
In this edition we asked litigators:
"Do you find it easier to engage with solo experts or experts who work as part of a large consulting firm?"
"How, or in what ways, has your usage of experts changed in the last 5 or 10 years?"
Contributors: Simon Hart (RPC, London), Ty Doyle (Smyser Kaplan & Veselka LLP, Houston), Frances Dreyer (Johnson Winter & Slattery, Sydney), James Noble (Carey Olsen, Singapore)
In this Q&A we asked litigation funders:
"Funders, how involved are you in the selection process or the budgeting for expert witness fees?"
"Engaging experts can be expensive, and depending on how a case develops litigators may need to adjust their budgets for experts. How is this dynamic accommodated by the funders?"
Contributors: Andrew Jones (Vannin Capital, London), Zachary Krug (Woodsford Litigation Funding, London), Robert Rothkopf (Balance Legal Capital LLP, London) and Jacqueline Young (Augusta Ventures Ltd, London).
In this edition, we elicited war stories from litigators when cross-examining experts, and we asked about some of the considerations that come to mind, pertaining to experts, based on whether their case sits before a judge, jury, or arbitrator.
Contributors: Dean Armstrong QC (The 36 Group, London), Sheron Korpus (Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, New York), David Levy (Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Houston), Bobby Schwartz (Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, Los Angeles) and Michael Swartz (Scheper Kim & Harris LLP, Los Angeles).
In this edition we asked questions of both experts and litigators.
"Litigators, what advice do you have for experts, or for fellow lawyers managing the expert evidence process?"
"Experts, what advice would you give to a novice expert preparing to testify — at deposition or trial — for the first time?"
Contributors: Jorge Amador (Axia Advisors, San Francisco), Luke Tucker Harrison (Keidan Harrison LLP, London), Robert Johnston (Johnson Winter & Slattery, Sydney), Wynand Mullins (McGrathNicol, Sydney), Michael Potter (Axiom Forensics, Sydney) and Daniel Spendlove (Signature Litigation LLP, London).
In this Q&A we asked experts:
"Experts, what are some of the important things you find strong litigators do, or do well, when instructing experts or managing the expert evidence process?"
Contributors: Alex Bell (Grant Thornton, Sydney), Raymond Da Silva Rosa (University of Western Australia, Perth), Hansol Kim (FTI Consulting, New York) and Owain Stone (KordaMentha, Melbourne).
In this edition, we asked litigators:
"Litigators, what are some of the important things you find strong testifying experts regularly do, or do well, when preparing their reports?"
Contributors: Matt Getz (Boies Schiller Flexner, London), Zach Mazin (McKool Smith, New York), Christopher Studebaker (Kirby McInerney, New York), Mark Wilks (Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Sydney) and David Wingfield (Fountain Court Chambers, London & Strosberg Sasso Sutts, Toronto).