Conferences attended by such persons as the clients, the solicitors, the insurers, counsel, and the investigator can often serve to clarify the issues involved in the case.
The expert may be unaware that his report is difficult to understand or that some of its content can be interpreted in a way that he did not intend. A conference can often resolve such difficulties.
A conference can sometimes lead to the expert taking a different or additional approach to his analysis.
It is surprising how often additional physical evidence comes to light during a conference.
Pre-trial conferences can save much time, misunderstanding and cost.