Middlesbrough Borough Council v Surtees & ors - Party's expert can challenge methodology of independent expert appointed by tribunal [2007] EAT

The EAT has had to urgently resolve a procedural question about expert evidence in the ongoing North East Equal Pay cases litigation.

Under the procedures in the Equal Pay Act 1970, the employment tribunal appointed an Independent Expert (IE) to report on whether the twelve female claimants were doing work of equal value with their male comparators. The tribunal would not allow the Council to submit evidence from its own expert. The Council appealed.

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