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How to Assess whether Experts are Complying with CPR35, PD35 and the Guidance - Dr Mark Burgin

13/05/19. Dr. Mark Burgin BM BCh (oxon) MRCGP explains how the MERA report analyses an expert’s compliance with the legal requirements and simplifies the theory behind the law.

I have been working independently performing medical expert report audits for personal injury reports and have noted that few reports comply fully with CPR35.

In this article I explain how these failures can impact on the duty of an expert to assist the court in matters within their expertise.

This failure does not arise from a lack of familiarity of the rules but the rules becoming lost in translation as the professional tries to interpret legal language.

Words like separate, material and reasonable take on strange and unexpected meanings when they are used to describe legal obligations.

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