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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.

The roles of Judge & Expert: Theory & Practice Lord Justice Hickinbottom

A view from the bench
Lord Justice Hickinbottom has been a long time supporter of The Academy and in February he speake to members about  the roles of the judge and the expert - particularly in the light of the recent Supreme Court/PC cases of Kennedy v Cordia and R v Myers.

His talk considered the circumstances in which experts in practice determine a case - whatever judges say about that being their role - and when they do not!

Lone Ranger or Hired Gun - Experts in Arbitration

The talk examined from a practical perspective what tribunals expect from experts, the ways in which experts can help tribunals better understand technical and quantum aspects of disputes and the advantages and disadvantages of the various ways of providing expert opinion and testimony.

Gin Tasting Evening

Ever seen how Gin is actually made?
For all those Gin lovers out there we have a special treat in store!