The largest annual gathering of expert witnesses in the UK. Providing an excellent opportunity to keep up-to-date with the current developments and key issues affecting expert witnesses.
This one-day hybrid conference is the highlight of the expert witness calendar and an excellent opportunity to keep up-to-date with what is happening on the expert witness landscape. It is the largest gathering of expert witnesses anywhere in the UK and is therefore a useful networking opportunity.
Organised by Bond Solon, the UK’s largest provider of expert witness information, training and certification. Option to attend in-person at the Church House, Westminster, or join remotely.
A must-attend event for those who currently act as expert witnesses and for professionals looking to become one.
Hosted in-person & remotely by Bond Solon
04 Nov 2022 - (Start: 09:30)
Lord Chief Justice
Lord Chief Justice will open the conference as your keynote speaker. He is the Head of the Judiciary of England and Wales, the President of the Courts of England and Wales, and responsible for representing the views of the judiciary to Parliament and the Government.
Edward Bird, Solomonic
Solomonic is a research and analytics business bringing a data-driven perspective to litigation decision-making. Those involved in litigation can identify and monitor clients, track how relevant cases have been treated in the past, research experts, pick out data points which might impact case prospects, and utilise examples of how certain judges have dealt with fact patterns or arguments.
Kathryn Clague, Cardiff University
The hour all experts need to attend to ensure they are fully aware of new cases and changes to the law and procedure that are relevant to experts. Kathryn is a thorough and engaging lecturer at Cardiff University and is always well received at the conference. She will analyse and discuss what has been happening in the legal world over the past year.
George Spalton QC, 4 New Square
Since the case of Jones v Kaney, experts are potentially liable in both contract and negligence for the opinion proffered. George Spalton QC, as a specialist in litigation against professionals, will tell you how to effectively conduct your expert witness work by properly recording your methodology, activities, and systems by thinking evidentially. Good evidence will provide a better defence should an expert be sued.
Specialist speakers from four different legal areas will bring you up to date with current issues and best practice.
COMMERCIAL - Rajesh Pillai QC, 3 Verulam Buildings
Highly experienced litigator and arbitrator, Rajesh Pillai QC, provides a round-up of the key issues affecting expert witnesses involved in commercial cases.
CRIMINAL - Gary Pugh, Forensic Science Regulator
Hear the latest on the FSR’s powers for compliance and enforcement under the Forensic Science Regulator Act 2021, as well as progress on the statutory code.
FAMILY - Elissa Da Costa-Waldman and Andrew Shaw, New Court Chambers
Get up to speed on the latest developments in family law and procedure with Elissa (matrimonial law) and Andrew (public children law).
MEDICO-LEGAL - Dr Jock Mackenzie and Jackie Spinks, Anthony Gold Solicitors
By popular demand this session has a dual focus on clinical negligence and personal injury litigation with our two leading experts from Anthony Gold.
Mark Cunningham-Dickie, Quorum Cyber - Mark Mills, Aquila Forensics
Fay Silverstone, solicitor and Bond Solon trainer, chairs a discussion with IT expert, Mark Cunningham-Dickie and construction dispute expert, Mark Mills. They will look at how to create an effective workflow using IT, how to unbundle the expert’s report as suggested by the Master of the Rolls last year, how to scale your practice in the new environment and how to work with digital evidence.
Narita Bahra QC, Garrick Law - Alexandra Felix QC, QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers
Mark Solon will chair a debate between Narita Bahra QC and Alexandra Felix QC on expert witnesses giving oral evidence in the court room or remotely. There is a strong trend towards giving evidence online. Some experts love it but many don’t. The debate will look at the pros and cons of each and how experts can adapt to both options.
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