Wednesday, January 24 2018 2:23:16

CPD by Others
Code : 2012126
Event Name : An Overview of Expert Evidence
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Mr. Phillip Rompotis, Consultant, Stephenson Harwood

Phillip is a Consultant with Stephenson Harwood solicitors and has nearly 20 years’ experience specialising in commercial litigation, arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution in Hong Kong and Australia, with a particular emphasis on disputes arising in the building and construction industry. Phillip represents employers, contractors and professionals. Until recently, Phillip practised as a barrister in Australia, has been appointed as an arbitrator, and is an accredited Mediator.

Event Date : 06/12/2012
Event Time : 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Surveyors Learning Centre, Suite 811, 8/F., Jardine House, Central, Hong Kong
Division : QSD
Closing Date : 29/11/2012
Fee : HK$120 for members; HK$150 for non-members; (HK$20 walk-in surcharge for all pricings listed)
Priority : QSD Members; First-come-first-served
Language : English
Details :

In this talk, the speaker will provide an overview of expert evidence as follows :

1. General Principles
(a) The role of the expert;
(b) Importance of instructions;
(c) Professional qualities.
2. Practical issues affecting the expert’s role.
(a) Explanation of the disputes process; where the expert fits in;
(b) Rules of High Court Code of Conduct including requirement for Statement of Truth/Declaration; general duty to the Court; form of expert report; proceedings for contempt;
(c) Types of reports; pre-litigation; provisional, final and joint reports and expectations depending on the type of proceedings, e.g. formal court/arbitration proceedings, mediation, expert determination;
(d) Practical tips regarding the content of an experts report.
3. Role and expectations of an expert in formal legal proceedings including preparation for the hearing, giving evidence at hearing and preparation for cross- examination.
4. Immunity for experts/ liability for negligence.
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