9 April 2020
Given the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19 we have made the difficult decision to cancel this programme.
A NEW one-day Expert Witness Online Forum will be held in its place on Friday 26 June - more information here.
If you have already applied for the programme you will be contacted individually to arrange your refund.
You will learn how to brief, examine and cross-examine experts and also have the opportunity to discuss:
You will observe experienced faculty members demonstrate evidence-in-chief and cross-examination, and hear them explain their techniques and strategies. You will also have the opportunity to watch other participants and hear their performances critiqued. Your own performance will be recorded and you will review it with a faculty member.
Experienced valuers from Deloitte’s Corporate Finance group will coach you on critical analysis of the facts and obtaining relevant evidence for your examination and cross-examination of your own and the opposing expert. All the valuers have worked on litigation assignments and many have given evidence.
Having briefed your expert, you will participate in four simulated courtroom exercises. You will be critiqued by experienced faculty members.Participants will be split into teams of 10, with two experts and three faculty assigned to each team. While you will be required to comprehend and apply valuation principles as you deal with the expert witnesses, the focus is on advocacy not accounting.
You will have a better understanding of how to get the best from your expert. You will be better able to undertake examination and cross-examination of experts in a trial.
The course is designed for all litigators from civil, criminal, family and other specialist jurisdictions with at least five years’ experience. Note: Enrolments are restricted to 30 participants.
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Withdrawal from the programme before the closing date incurs no cost. After that date if the registrant is able to be replaced an administration fee of $200 is charged. If no replacement is found, no refund is payable. Note: Applications MUST reach NZLS CLE Ltd by 5.00pm on Monday 11 May 2020. You will be notified within five working days after the closing date whether you have a place on the course.