Thu 17 August | 4:00PM - 6:15PM | Your desk or portable device

Synopsis

Expert witnesses often play vital roles in a wide range of civil litigation. It is essential that they are used to best effect. This seminar will look at a variety of factors relevant to the use of experts including rules relating to the admissibility of their evidence, the High Court Code of Conduct, as well as the briefing of experts and preparation for trial. It will also provide insights from an expert witness on how to maximise their effectiveness. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn more about the rules relating to admissibility, the High Court Code of Conduct, as well as practical issues such what to look for in an expert, briefing experts and how best to deal with problems that may arise when using an expert.
  • Understand better how experts can be of assistance to litigators when developing and preparing their own case.
  • Gain insights into how best to instruct an expert, the potential problems that may arise out of “hot tubbing” and issues of comprehensibility.

Who should attend?

All litigators wishing to learn more about this topic or receive a refresher on it.

Live stream registration only

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Presenters


Jane Anderson QC

Jane provides direct and pragmatic advice to individual and corporate clients across a wide range of practice areas. She is experienced in litigation of all sizes and at all court levels, primarily in commercial, corporate, insurance, contract, regulatory, trust and property matters.

In the last three years she has appeared as counsel in four Supreme Court cases (one as lead counsel) and six Court of Appeal cases (two as lead or sole counsel). She has acted in large scale commercial disputes in the High Court, and in private domestic and international arbitration.

Dr Ian Goodwin
Psychiatrist

Chair

Adam Ross QC