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What Judges and Arbitrators Expect from Expert Witnesses

November 30 @ 10:00 am

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 perspectives 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: TBC

For more details and to register click HERE.