Challenging an expert’s final determination — Court of Appeal affirms approach

By Jonathan Grigg

In (1) Premier Telecom Communications Group Limited (2) Darren Michael Ridge v Darren John Webb [2014] EWCA Civ 994, Shoosmiths acted for the successful respondent Mr Darren Webb.

The Court of Appeal examined the relevant principles when a party seeks to challenge the report of an expert and re-affirmed previous decisions, stressing the need to consider the individual facts to construe the extent and confines of the expert’s mandate.

Premier Telecom Communications Group Limited (PTCG) was a successful telecoms company which was 60 per cent owned by Mr Ridge and 40 per cent by Mr Webb. The success of its operations depended, among other factors, on personal relationships built up between Mr Ridge and certain companies with which PTCG did business…

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