Expert evidence law has seen significant development in recent years. There is an increasing trend to have expert evidence tendered in court and the courts are being called upon with more frequency to rule on admissibility and probative value of such evidence. Equally important, the number of experts in this field is limited and access to commentary about those experts can be a valuable tool to assist counsel in trial preparation.
Mack’s Expert Evidence Compendium - 2018 Edition is comprised of case digests summarizing, reviewing and commenting on cases that consider expert evidence organized under specific topical areas. With the principles that govern admissibility of expert evidence in mind, this Compendium reviews areas of expert opinion evidence that have been advanced and the parameters and probative value of that evidence. The Compendium is an easily accessible and practical resource that will assist the practitioner in the identification of legal issues relating to expert evidence, the areas of expertise needed in a case and the experts qualified in the applicable field.
New in this edition
- New expert evidence rulings from across the country including decisions from Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Saskatchewan and Alberta
- New sections reviewing expert evidence in the areas of "proceeds of crime and money laundering; nutrition; environmental science; footwear impressions; toolmarks; and video analysis"
- Numerous Court of Appeal rulings on topical and complex areas of expert evidence including pathology and pediatric medicine as well as cases involving competing experts