‘On Experts: CPR35 for Lawyers and Experts’ by David Boyle


Paperback: 978-1-911035-11-4

Published: December 2016

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This book, written for practising lawyers, experts and judges alike, provides a detailed, but ultimately practical, guide to expert evidence in civil litigation. It considers the formalities and realities of obtaining and relying upon expert evidence, examines in detail the process by which experts can formulate and express persuasive opinions and fulfil their duties to the court, addresses both written and live evidence, and includes dedicated chapters on specific fields of expertise commonly seen in personal injury actions.

“A well-written, comprehensive and engaging account of the issues encountered in being a medical expert … clearly important and worthy of wider dissemination” – Dr Hector Chinoy, PhD FRCP, Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

“Clearly informed by extensive practical experience … this is a book that is needed and should be purchased by lawyers and anyone who is thinking of giving ‘expert’ evidence” – Gordon Exall, Barrister, Zenith Chambers, Leeds & Hardwicke Building, London, Author of Civil Litigation Brief blog

“Should be used as a teaching guide for new judges, let alone Counsel, litigation solicitors and experts” – Timothy Gray, District Judge, St Helens County Court

“He writes as he speaks: He surveys the territory with the advantage of a wealth of experience, richly leavened with a generous helping of personal anecdote, thereby combining authority with accessibility.” – Turner J


David Boyle read Law at Churchill College, Cambridge and has 21 years’ experience of Personal Injury work based at Deans Court Chambers in Manchester. He has a thriving practice across a broad spectrum of complex, high value, high profile and unusual Multi-Track claims, lectures at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and has been Head of Mini-Pupillage at Deans Court for 6 years.

Always approachable, he has a particular appreciation of the need for clients to understand their litigation, no matter what the complexities, and has a reputation for clarity and forensic rigour in both his written and oral advocacy. In 2015, the Legal 500 said that he “Provides tactically astute, detailed advice and is able to convey this simply.” He has carried that through to this, his first book.