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APIEx Roundtable “The Expert Facing Cross-Examination” (3 June 2021) 5 PM Singapore time

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

 

1. APIEx Roundtable “The Expert Facing Cross-Examination” (3 June 2021)
2. Joint APIEx – SIArb “Spotlight on Experts‚¬Virtual Conference (6 September 2021)


Synopsis

Expert witnesses are masters of their own field of expertise. When giving evidence, tribunals often give considerable leeway to expert witnesses, deferring to their expertise. In an adversarial system which is part of the common law system as well as in international arbitrations, the real challenge for the Expert Witness, however, is when he or she is cross-examined. The challenge to the less prepared and the less professional, can be daunting. The type of cross-examination which the expert witness will face in any dispute resolution proceeding may be described as a destructive cross-examination the cross-examiner seeks to undermine the experts evidence in order to advance his or her clients case. This Roundtable features experts who have faced such cross-examination and also an aspiring expert who will share her concerns as an aspiring expert witness. Additionally, a Senior Counsel will share his thoughts on the cross-examination of experts.

Experts, and all those who are involved in the business of dispute resolution where expert testimony is frequently required, should attend this Roundtable.

Programme

05:00 – 05:05pm Opening and Brief Remarks about Cross-examination
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  05.55pm
Roundtable Topics:
  • Preparation for Cross
  • In the box
  • Other Pointers
  • Preparing for the first appointment (concerns and challenges)
Moderator:
  • Prof Leslie Chew SC
Presentation by Experts:
  • Ms. Kim Chua – Metallurgist, Brookes Bell LLP
  • Mr. Jonathan Ellis – Managing Director, Secretariat International
  • Ar. Catherine Loke – Partner, Lander Loke Architects; Adjunct Associate Professor, National University of Singapore and Council Member, Singapore Institute of Architects
  • Dr. Tan Teng Hooi – Assoc Prof and the Head of the Building and Project Management Programme, School of Science and Technology, Singapore University of Social Sciences
  • Mr. Gregory Vijayendran SC Partner, Dispute Resolution, Rajah & Tan LLP; President, Law Society of Singapore
05.55  06.35pm Roundtable Discussion and Q&A Session moderated by Prof. Leslie Chew SC
06.35 – 06.40pm Closing Remarks

 

Registration Closing Date: 31st May 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
    PEB: (TBC)
RICS: (TBC)
SISV: (TBC)

For more details and to register click HERE.


 Joint APIEx – SIArb “Spotlight on Experts Virtual Conference (6 September 2021)

 Registration Closing Date:  31st August 2021
Registration Fee
(includes Conference Materials, if any)
APIEx Members
S$180.00
SIArb Members
S$180.00
Member of Supporting Organisations:
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA)
  • Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA)
  • Society of Construction Law (Singapore) (SCL(S))
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Singapore (SNAMES)
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Singapore) (STEP(S))
 S$225.00
Non-Members
 S$270.00

Continuing Professional Development

SILE CPD Points
Practice Area: Others/Multi-disciplinary
Training Level: Update
Public CPD Points: 3.5
    BCA: (TBC)
PEB: (TBC)
RICS: (TBC)
SISV: 2 CPD Hours
BOA-SIA: (TBC)
SPM: (TBC)

For more details and to register click HERE.

Do feel free to share the details of our Virtual Conference with your contacts and encourage them to sign up as an APIEx Member to enjoy the preferential Member Rate!