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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Castle v Bombay Palace

18 July 2018

In 2015, we published a case note entitled 'An Expert Horror Story': Van Oord UK Limited and SICIM Roadbridge Limited v Allseas UK Limited [2015] EWHC 3074 (TCC). In that case, Mr Justice Coulson expressed grave concerns about the quality of expert evidence holding that one of the expert's reports was "entirely worthless". In the case of Castle Trustee Limited & Ors v Bombay Palace Restaurant [2018] EWHC 1602 (TCC), Mrs Justice Jefford DBE has gone one step further holding that a total of three experts' evidence was unsatisfactory, and in the case of one delay expert, that his report simply "was not expert evidence".

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