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President's Dinner 2019

We will be celebrating the President's Dinner on June 12th in Pewterers' Hall. This is an excellent opportunity to meet fellow members or entertain instructing solicitors.

Weather permitting, we will be starting with an outside reception in the Gardens at 7.30pm before moving to the stunning Livery Hall for dinner.

Forensic Science Regulator

The role of the Forensic Science Regulator is to ensure that the provision of forensic science in the Criminal Justice System is subject to an appropriate regime of quality standards. Using examples from fingerprint comparison and digital forensics in particular, this Evening Meeting will discuss what has been learned from introduction of quality standards and will consider the impact in terms of changes to practice.

How to become an expert witness - opportunities for investment consultants

This seminar will act as an introduction to the opportunities and pitfalls for investment consultants to become expert witnesses in the courts and arbitration. With the increasing interest and spotlight on investment, pensions and trusts there is likely to be an increased need and opportunity for well qualified expert witnesses. 
 

Pilot Disclosure Scheme

Since 1st January 2019 the Disclosure Pilot Scheme has applied to most proceedings in the Business and Property Courts across England and Wales.

This marks a dramatic change to the approach of the courts to the way in which parties are ordered to disclose contemporaneous documents to each other, aimed at reducing the scope of searches parties will have to carry out and reducing the costs of an exercise that, in the era of electronic data, has become what often proves to be the single biggest cost of civil litigation.

Evening Meeting - Forensic Science Regulator

Forensic Science in the Criminal Justice System: Quality, Quality Standards, Impact and Challenges

Evening Meeting - The Disclosure Pilot Scheme – What it means for experts

From 1 January 2019 the Disclosure Pilot Scheme will apply to most proceedings in the Business and Property Courts across England and Wales. This marks a dramatic change to the approach of the courts to the way in which parties will be ordered to disclose contemporaneous documents to each other, aimed at reducing the scope of searches parties will have to carry out and reducing the costs of an exercise that, in the era of electronic data, has become what often proves to be the single biggest cost of civil litigation.

Evening Meeting - GDPR

GDPR itself is a very broad subject. This talk is designed to give Experts an overview of some of the areas that they need to be aware of in order to remain compliant and debunk a few of the myths that have cropped up.

Evening Meeting - Life or Death Listening

How can you achieve more by doing less?

Richard Mullender, a former hostage negotiator, will cut through the noise so that you leave this session knowing exactly how to understand and influence your audiences quickly. With modern technology changing how we interact, Richard will reignite your passion for fundamental communication skills. 

Experts in the USA

Last year Robert Cosgrove spoke to members about the differences and similarities between Mediation and ADR in the United States and the UK.

In March he returned to The Academy in Gray's Inn to focus once again on the differences 'across the pond'. This time, though, he will be focussed on the world of the Expert Witness in particular how it differs from the UK: 

Evening Meeting - A judge’s view of Experts

With the current Review of Civil and Family Justice in Northern Ireland about to enter its final stage and the increasing emphasis on training and accreditation for experts coming from the bench this is a unique opportunity to hear from the judge in charge of the Commercial Court in Northern Ireland.

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