New Rules Aimed to Prevent Bias
Frank Sperduti, a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP who is recognized for his expertise in expropriation law, highlights changes made to the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure and what they mean to expert witnesses.
It has long been understood in the legal profession that the role of the expert witness in litigation is to assist the Court. However, perhaps as litigation becomes more prevalent or as economic necessity dictates, expert witnesses have become increasingly perceived as “hired guns”.
Frank Sperduti is a partner with BLG and a member of the Board of Directors and past president of the Ontario Expropriation Association. He practises in the areas of civil litigation and administrative law, with an emphasis on expropriation planning, environmental law, commercial litigation and regulatory prosecutions. For more information on Frank Sperduti please visit http://www.blg.com/en/home/our-professionals/Pages/Sperduti-Frank.aspx