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Expert Witness 101

Expert Witness 101

INTRODUCTION The decision of DP (a pseudonym) v Bird [2021] VSC 850 offers valuable guidance for the selection and briefing of expert witnesses, as well as how the Court expects expert witnesses to conduct themselves in the course of forming their opinions. The matter...
Mediation – What You Need To Know

Mediation – What You Need To Know

Mediation is one of a number of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes which aim to encourage parties to resolve legal disputes before proceeding to trial. Though generally a voluntary procedure, the importance of attempting to resolve matters before trial is...
Sorry Need Not Be The Hardest Word To Say

Sorry Need Not Be The Hardest Word To Say

Sorry is a powerful word. For people receiving an apology it can validate and acknowledge their feelings and emotions and can be an important step on the path to healing. In a legal context saying sorry was equated with admitting fault for the incident giving rise to...