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The Importance of Lay Witnesses in Personal Injury Cases
December 18, 2014

The Importance of Lay Witnesses in Personal Injury Cases

The Trial Lawyers of British Columbia recently hosted a full day seminar on Personal Injury Trial Tactics & Tribulations. I had the distinct pleasure of presenting my thoughts on how to identify and develop lay evidence to effectively tell your client’s story at trial. In this blog post, I share a brief summary of my thoughts…

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Expert Reports and the Proper Role of Counsel
August 5, 2014

Expert Reports and the Proper Role of Counsel

In a voir dire during a recent jury trial (available here), Mr. Justice Abrioux criticized the practice of experts appending lengthy appendices, particularly those summarizing voluminous clinical records.  The criticism makes sense in a jury trial; those clinical records would not otherwise be in the jury room so it defies logic to allow them to…

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The SCC on expert evidence
February 20, 2014

The SCC on expert evidence

The Supreme Court of Canada today released reasons in R. v. Sekhon, 2014 SCC 15 regarding the admissibility of expert evidence.  The accused crossed the border with 50kg of cocaine in a secret compartment underneath his truck.  He claimed he had just been asked to move the truck and had no idea it was there….

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