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APIEx Roundtable “What Judges and Arbitrators Expect from Expert Witnesses” (30 November 2021) 5 PM Singapore time

November 30 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Under a reciprocal arrangement between SCMA and APIEx, SCMA members can enjoy preferential rates to this event.

Synopsis

Expert witnesses should provide independent assistance to the Court or Tribunal by way of objective unbiased opinion. The selection of and evidence from an expert witness is often crucial to the outcome of a case and cannot be underestimated. Judges and arbitrators rely on the factual evidence given by experts, in areas they may not always be familiar with.

Leigh-Ann will provide the counsel’s and arbitrator’s perspectives and consider:
 The role of an independent expert
 Selection of experts and factors to consider
 Approach to and content of good expert reports
 ‘Joint’ expert evidence
 Effective oral expert evidence at the hearing
 What not to do!

Justice Chan Seng Onn will provide the judge’s perspective and consider:
 What judges generally expect of expert witnesses
 What is helpful and what is not helpful in a trial
 Who is a good expert witness
 Some examples from previous cases of good and bad experts

Programme

05.00 – 05.05pm

Opening Remarks by Chairperson  
Prof. Leslie Chew SC – President, Asia Pacific Institute of Experts; Dean, School of Law at the Singapore University of Social Sciences; Senior Consultant, RHT Law Asia LLP, Singapore

05.05 – 05.45pm

What Judges and Arbitrators Expect from Expert Witnesses – Counsel’s and Arbitrator’s Points of View
Speaker:
•  Ms. Leigh-Ann Mulcahy QC – Silk, Fountain Court Chambers

Commentator:

 • Mr. Gregory Vijayendran SC -Vice President, Asia Pacific Institute of Experts; President, Law Society of Singapore; Partner, Dispute Resolution, Rajah & Tan LLP

05.45 – 06.15pm

What Judges and Arbitrators Expect from Expert Witnesses – The Judge’s Perspective
Speaker:
 Justice Chan Seng Onn – High Court Judge, Supreme Court of Singapore
Commentator:
 Mr. Gregory Vijayendran SC -Vice President, Asia Pacific Institute of Experts; President, Law Society of Singapore; Partner, Dispute Resolution, Rajah & Tan LLP

06.15 – 06.25pm

Q & A moderated by:
Prof. Leslie Chew SC – President, Asia Pacific Institute of Experts; Dean, School of Law at the Singapore University of Social Sciences; Senior Consultant, RHT Law Asia LLP, Singapore

06.25 – 06.30pm

Closing Remarks

Registration Closing Date: 26th November 2021

Registration Fee
(includes Conference Materials, if any)

APIEx Members

S$40.00

Member of Reciprocal Partners:

  • Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA)
  • Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb)

S$60.00

Non Members

  S$90.00

Continuing Professional Development

SILE CPD Points
Practice Area: Others/Multi-disciplinary
Training Level: General
Public CPD Points: 1.5 (TBC)

For more details and to register click HERE.


ANNOUNCEMENT(S):

Invitation to Join APIEx

The Asia Pacific Institute of Experts is accepting applications for the following categories of membership for  membership year November 2021-October 2022:

  1. Associate Members – open to either lawyers or professionals who deal with and engage experts.
  2. Provisional Members – open to qualified professionals from any discipline who are new to the profession of Expert Witness but would like to join the Society.
  3. Individual Members – open to practising Experts who have the relevant qualifications and who can provide references by lawyers and courts that they have given evidence as experts. Provisional members who have subsequently gained experience as actual experts will be able to apply to become Individual Members.
  4. Fellows – Individual Members who have at least 10 years of experience as Experts.  During our launch promotion, applicants who meet the requirements for Individual Members and have at least 10 years of experience as Experts may apply directly for Fellowship.

More details on membership, click HERE.

For more enquiries about joining APIEx, please contact June Tan/Linh Hua at secretariat@apiex.org.


ANNOUNCEMENT(S):

Term Sponsorship Opportunities Available

In conjunction with the rebranding and re-launch of the Asia Pacific Institute of Experts in July 2020, we are offering limited opportunities to be a Term Sponsor of APIEx. The support from our Term Sponsors fund the start-up and operational costs of APIEx enabling us to deliver on our objects. In return, APIEx will offer opportunities for our Term Sponsors to profile themselves to our audience of experts, users of experts and other key stakeholders.

For more details about APIEx or to receive a copy of our Sponsorship Prospectus, please contact Ms June Tan, Head of the APIEx Secretariat at secretariat@apiex.org.

APIEx thanks our generous Silver Term Sponsors