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CLE Webinar: Expert Evidence and the Best Briefing Process

We are honoured to invite Gavin Stuart, head of Bartier Perry’s Commercial Disputes Team, and David Studdy, Senior Counsel at Tenth Floor Chambers,to present a Q&A style webinar on Expert Evidence and the Best Briefing Process. 

Topics to be Covered Include:
– How to effectively manage the instruction and report preparation process;
– The rules around assumptions in expert reports;
– The role of the barrister in settling a letter of instruction;
– Maintaining privilege through the process;
– The importance of the expert witness code of conduct;
– Preparing for joint conferences and giving evidence;
– Concurrent evidence versus consecutive evidence; and
– Avoiding crossing the line into advocacy

Maximising Your Expert Witness Engagement: An Expert Perspective

Presented by Professor Johan Duflou.

Topics to be Covered Include:

The Briefing Process:

The Letter of Instruction: What should it contain?

What Involvement should experts have in the briefing process?

Expert Conclaves

What really happens at expert conclaves?

How can lawyers best prepare for their expert to attend joint conferences? 

Presenting Evidence in Court

Preparation tips for lawyers preparing their experts

Ask me no secrets, the new Disclosure and Notice provisions of the Insurance Contracts Act

John Van de Poll is an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation (Insurance) and leader of the Holman Webb insurance team.  He has over 20 years’ experience as a litigator specialising in all areas of insurance and has managed a significant number of large litigated matters throughout Australia including in the High Court of Australia.

This webinar will cover the recent amendments to S.21 and S.21A of the Insurance Contracts Act which came into effect from 28 December 2015, how the knowledge of brokers can be imputed to their clients and the fascinating use of expert evidence in Stealth Enterprises Pty Ltd (t/as Gentleman’s Club) v Calliden Insurance Ltd.

CLE Webinar – Introduction to Expert Opinion Evidence for Personal Injury Claims

Anna Walsh is a Sydney-based lawyer and PhD candidate with a particular interest in Professional Negligence Claims and Personal Injury. The holder of honours degrees in Nursing and Law alongside a Masters of Law by research from the University of Sydney, Anna has more than 14 years of experience in medical negligence litigation. She was formerly a Director and Principal at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, where she helmed the firm’s NSW and ACT Medical negligence departments, and was the 2011 recipient of the “NSW Woman Lawyer of the Year in Private Practice” award of the NSW Women Lawyers Association. Anna has been widely published on the topic of medical law and is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury law.

Anna will present a webinar to provide An Introduction to Expert Opinion Evidence for Personal Injury Claims.

The webinar is on Monday, 21 March 2016 from 1:00 to 2:00PM AEDT and is perfect for those hoping to gain CLE points.

This webinar will cover:

  • Retaining and briefing your expert
  • Navigating expert conferences
  • The preparation of joint reports and expert conclaves.

CLE Webinar – When to Engage an Occupational Therapist?

We warmly welcome Fiona Curdie-Evans to present a webinar on When to engage an Occupational Therapist.

Date: Thursday 29th October 2015

Time: 1:00 PM till 2:00 PM AEDT

Speaker: Fiona Curdie-Evans

Topic: When to engage an Occupational Therapist?

Understanding when to use a:

  • vocational assessment;
  • functional assessment;
  • workplace assessment; and
  • activities of daily living assessment.

CLE Webinar – Preparing Expert Reports and Presenting Evidence in Court

We warmly welcome Dr George Rechnitzer to present a webinar on Preparing Expert Reports & Presenting Evidence in Court: A Forensic and Safety Engineer’s Perspective.

The webinar is on Thursday 27 August 2015 commencing from 1:00 PM till 2:00 PM AEST.

This webinar will also cover:

  • Selecting an Expert;
  • Letter of Instruction & Efficient Provision of Documents;
  • Preparing Expert Reports – How detailed & scientific?;
  • Inspections – Essential or Not?;
  • Evidence – Myth Busting;
  • Mathematics, Simulations & Computers;
  • Presenting Expert Evidence in Court; &
  • Case Examples.

This session will count towards your CLE points.

Dr Rechnitzer is one of the most experienced Forensic and Safety Engineers in Australia. With over 25 years of experience Dr Rechnitzer has provided litigation support and high quality expert reports for major jurisdictions in Australia for hundreds of cases relating to injuries and fatal vehicle incidents and injuries in the workplace.