David Thompson Barrie Lawyer 3In Fonseca v. Hansen et al, released April 26, 2016, the Court of Appeal has provided further clarification on what type of communication is appropriate between counsel and an expert witness. One of the questions on appeal was whether the trial judge erred by failing to instruct the jury that pre-trial communication between the appellant’s counsel and an expert witness was not a proper basis on which to reject the expert’s testimony.

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David joined our firm in 2009 after practicing insurance litigation in Toronto, Ontario. He handles complex litigation files, ranging from personal injury to multi-party construction litigation. David’s common-sense approach to advocacy has earned him the respect of colleagues and opponents, and produced favourable results for his clients.