• Feb
  • 26
  • 2018

The Role of the Expert

About the seminar:

Experts often play vital roles in a wide range of disputes, as investigators, witnesses and determiners.

This one-day seminar considers the various expert roles, best practice in the use of experts and how to make the most of experts.

The seminar will cover:

  • Expert roles – defining differences
    • The investigator expert
    • The expert witness
    • The determinative expert
  • Expert investigation and forensic analysis
    • Investigator bias and cognitive illusions
    • The place of fact and opinion in investigation
    • Air accident investigation protocol – a template for evidence collation and reporting
  • Expert witnessing
    • Eliminating indigestible evidence, saving time and making settlement easier
    • What counsel wants from a witness
    • Forensic accounting evidence – considerations and practical experiences
  • How to be an expert determiner
    • Expert determinations – it’s not as simple as it seems
    • Tribunal appointed experts and other procedural considerations
    • What’s a determiner to do: When expert evidence collides

The presenters:

  • Steve Alexander
  • Dr Barry Hughes
  • Andrew McGregor
  • Polly Pope
  • Ben Vanderkolk

More to be announced.

With chair:

  • Hon. Rodney Hansen QC

More presenters will be announced soon.

Who should attend:

  • Lawyers and advocates who use experts
  • Expert witnesses
  • Expert investigators
  • Expert determiners
  • Arbitrators
  • Adjudicators

You will receive:

Course folder

When: 26 February 2018
Where: Auckland
Cost: From $495

Registration now open – login to register online, or click HERE for a registration form.

If you have any questions, please contact our Education Co-ordinator, Rebecca.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations for a full refund less a $50 service fee must be received in writing 3 weeks prior to the seminar. Thereafter no refund will be provided. Registrations are transferrable to another person for the course.