He Who Pays The Piper – The Independence of Experts in UK Construction Disputes and Civil Procedure Rule 35
Anthony Philpott, Barrister, 12 Old Square Chambers, Lincoln’s Inn, London, UK
After a criminal fraud trial over carbon credits collapsed and was abandoned in 2019, because an expert witness had no expertise and no qualifications, the Law Society Gazette announced on 30 May 2019 that a certification scheme for expert witnesses would be launched to introduce a gold standard of competency of experts. The witness Andrew Anger admitted that he had never read a book on carbon credits and he could not remember if he passed his A’ levels.
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