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Attorney general is to intervene in case of expert witness immunity

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 25 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1229
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The attorney general, the senior law officer for England and Wales, is to intervene in the General Medical Council's forthcoming appeal against a high court ruling that expert witnesses are immune from disciplinary proceedings over their courtroom evidence.

    Lord Goldsmith has asked the Court of Appeal for permission to argue at the hearing, which starts on 10 July, that giving witnesses immunity would be against the public interest.

    Mr Justice Collins ruled last February that Roy …

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