*Rowley v Dunlop and others

Evidence – Expert witness. The CPR Pt 20 claimants alleged that the defendant had breached his duty as director of a company, in administration, in which they had held shares. The defendant applied to strike out the claim, alleging that an expert report, relied on by the claimants, had been made by an expert with a conflict of interests. A judge refused the application to strike out. The defendant appealed. The Chancery Division, in dismissing the appeal, held that there was no evidence that a conflict of interest existed alleged such that the court should rule the expert report inadmissible.

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