Upcoming Conferences


Leading experts and lawyers offer expert witnesses the chance to explore the opportunities and challenges in their work, in a series of highly practical sessions. A certificate of attendance will be available for delegates attending and the event will be 6 CPD points.


Chair’s opening address 10 – 10.10


A Judge/Arbitrator’s View – What the Decision Maker Wants from Expert Evidence 10.10 – 10.55
The session will cover what the decision maker is looking for in an expert report (including from different fields of expertise), as output from the meeting(s) of experts and from the expert(s) during the course of oral evidence, as well as the tools the expert might provide to assist the decision maker.
Leigh – Ann Mulcahy QC Arbitrator and Deputy High Court Judge, Fountain Court Chambers, London.


Break 10.55 – 11.15


Report Writing for Expert Witnesses 11.15 – 12.00
This presentation will set out aspects of good practice for those drafting expert reports and highlight some of the common pitfalls that some experts fall into.
John Mullen BSc(Hons) MSc FRICS FCInstCES FCIArb Principal and Quantum Expert, Diales.


Managing and Developing the Expert Witness 12.00 – 12.40
Tim Tapper will share experiences gained in acting as an expert witness and leading and growing teams at Turner & Townsend and previously Cyril Sweett. He will cover issues, such as, peer reviewing expert work, addressing conflicts, succession planning and the thorny topic of moving from advisor to expert.
Tim Tapper BSc MSc MRICS MCIArb Head of Contract Services Turner & Townsend.


Lunch 12.40 – 13.30


Hot Tubbing with Experts 13.30 – 14.10
Understanding the role of experts in hot tubbing: a practical session examining the rules, procedures and practice for hot tubbing and considering the advantages and disadvantages of hot tubbing.
Matthew Finn LLM FCIOB FRICS FCIArb MCInstCES Managing Director (Quantum Expert) Ankura.


Hot Tubbing – a Practical Role Play with Tips 14.10 – 14.55
A role play to demonstrate the skills the expert needs to hot tub with confidence: How to present the evidence, answer questions, ask questions of the other expert and advance supporting evidence.
Matthew Finn LLM FCIOB FRICS FCIArb MCInstCES Managing Director (Quantum Expert) Ankura.
Catherine Piercy BA (Hons) LLM Barrister Hardwicke Chambers, London.
Michael Stokes BA MSc PGD Legal Skills FRICS, MCIArb Senior Managing Director Ankura.
Penny Harper MA (Oxon) Solicitor, Director, Legal Experience Training.


Break 14.55 – 15.15


Expert Witness Law Update 15.15 – 15.45
Mark James MA (Oxon), Barrister, Temple Garden Chambers, London.


E-disclosure for Experts 15.45 – 16.20
Building cases, early case assessment and complying with disclosure duties. How artificial intelligence and other innovative technology can help reduce the challenges presented by the deluge of data, provide invaluable information about a case and put experts on the front foot.
Tracey Stretton BA LLB Managing Director, Ankura.


Close and final questions 16.20 – 16.30


We look forward to hearing from you if you wish to book.

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