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Jonathan Boyle v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2013]




CA (Civ Div) (Longmore LJ, Black LJ) 05/11/2013

CIVIL EVIDENCE - ROAD TRAFFIC - NEGLIGENCE - PERSONAL INJURY

BREACH OF DUTY OF CARE : EXPERT EVIDENCE : ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS : CAUSATION : EXPERT EVIDENCE IN PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM ARISING FROM ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT : JUDGE EXCLUDING MEDICAL EVIDENCE SERVED IMMEDIATELY BEFORE TRIAL : INABILITY TO PROVE CAUSATION IN ABSENCE OF RELEVANT EVIDENCE : CIVIL PROCEDURE RULES 1998 Pt 35, r.3.9, r.33.9

A judge had not misunderstood the expert evidence when dismissing a personal injury claim arising out of a road traffic accident and had been entitled to refuse to admit expert medical evidence produced the day before the trial was due to start on grounds that it was far too late and the evidence in any event was not useful.