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Evening Meeting - Expert evidence

An update on the latest guidance and cases affecting experts and expert evidence

Jackson Reforms from a Solicitor's Perspective

Two Solicitors give their impressions of the Jackson Reforms from a Solicitor's perspective.

Evening Meeting - Data Protection

Watch out, the Information Commissioner's about: what expert witnesses and mediators need to know about data protection

Evening Meeting - A Solicitor’s view of Experts post Jackson.

The world of Experts is constantly changing and the Jackson regime has brought about yet more. One of the most significant impacts has been the need for a realistic budget to be prepared and submitted and of course approved.

  • How do Solicitors manage this task?
  • How do they manage the Experts in the process?
  • How can Experts make sure they are properly consulted?
  • What happens when things change as the case evolves?

These are just some of the issues that arise when the Costs Budget Form (Precedent H) is being prepared.

Evening Meeting - Experts, Lawyers & Arbitrators – Panel Discussion on Hot Topics

A joint event being held with the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators kindly hosted by Eversheds LLP.

The format of the evening will be a panel discussion and open forum followed by drinks and networking.

Experts in the USA

Bruce Barze, a partner at the US law firm Balch & Bingham LLP, will be talking to Academy members and their guests about the rules and procedures governing expert testimony in America. In 1975, the Federal Rules of Evidence were adopted for litigation in American federal courts.

Experts' Liabilities

Following the loss of experts immunity in Jones v Kaney the question of liability is still a topic of hot debate.

Mr Justice Dingemans QC spoke to members about the view from the bench.

Hon Mr Justice Dingemans QC

Hon Mr Justice Dingemans QC was appointed as a High Court Judge in June 2013.

Costs Explained

Master O’Hare, a Costs Judge of some 18 years standing, spoke to members about this thorny subject and how experts can minimise their risk in this arena.