Jones v Kaney [2011] UKSC 13

(1) The immunity from suit for breach of duty that expert witnesses have enjoyed in relation to their participation in legal proceedings is abolished. (2) This does not affect the absolute privilege that all witnesses enjoy in respect of claims in defamation.


Before: Lord Phillips, President; Lord Hope, Deputy President; Lady Hale; Lord Brown; Lord Collins; Lord Kerr; Lord Dyson

Hearing: 11/1/11 - 12/1/11

Judgment: 30/3/11

Roger Ter Haar QC and Daniel Shapiro (Instructed by Hill Dickinson LLP) for the Appellant

Patrick Lawrence QC and Charles Phipps (Instructed by Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP) for the Respondent

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