The talk will focus on practical advice on common issues arising in connection with expert evidence; from admissibility, to choosing experts; to framing Part 35 questions. It will include advice on what the Court is looking for and guidance from case law on what to do if something goes wrong with your evidence and how to assess the quality of your expert versus your opponent’s.

This is a free event and will be accredited with 1 CPD hour. Booking is required (booking form can be found below) – places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


Tim Petts

Tim has a well-established personal injury and clinical negligence practice, acting mainly on behalf of defendants but maintaining a sizeable practice in cases for claimants.  Particular areas of expertise include local authority liabilities, fraudulent claims, inquests, employers’ civil and criminal liabilities, and procedural issues.  

He is regularly instructed by leading solicitors and insurers, and is experienced in providing tactical advice before and during litigation.  He gives continuing education talks to solicitors on issues of liability, procedure and tactics.  He is one of the founding contributing editors of the leading loose-leaf work Kemp and Kemp: Personal Injury Law, Practice and Procedure, where he writes on issues such as striking-out of claims and ethical points. Read more…

Thea Wilson

Thea’s Court practice encompasses a wide range of civil work. She has particular expertise in Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Costs work.

Thea acts for both claimants and defendants, at all levels in both fast and multi-track cases and is regularly instructed by local authorities, insurers, the NHS and the MIB.

With an eye for detail and a sympathetic manner, Thea advises on liability, quantum, evidence and procedural issues. Her expert knowledge of the CPR stands her in good stead in acting for and advising solicitors on procedural matters in relation to applications and appeals. Read more…