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Preparing Your Case with an Expert Witness

Preparing Your Case with an Expert Witness
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From the Chair

We are very fortunate that senior and experienced counsel and experts who initially agreed to be involved in the prestigious ‘learning by doing’ expert witness programme have agreed to convert that commitment to this forum.

This is an opportunity for litigators to participate in an online setting, working with real experts and a case study.

You can expect to develop your expert witness skills including by preparing and working with briefs of evidence and exhibits from the case study. Questions will be invited ahead of, and during, the forum.

Chair: Mary Scholtens QC

Programme outline

  • Starting the Journey
  • Case Analysis - using the case study
  • Working With Briefs of Evidence
  • Building Your Cross-Examination
  • Briefing Before a Trial
  • Examples from the Courtroom
  • Concluding Structured Q&A Session
  • Summary of the Day.

Learning objectives

In this forum you will gain:

  • A better understanding of the various stages of working with expert witnesses.
  • Practical advice on how to get the best from your expert.

Who should attend

All litigators who would like to upskill in working with expert witnesses and expert evidence can use this forum either as an introduction or as a practical refresher. The forum will be of particular interest to civil litigators.


  • Chair: Mary Scholtens QC
  • Wendy Aldred
  • Sandy Baigent
  • Chris Browne
  • Kate Davenport QC
  • Elizabeth Hall
  • John Katz QC
  • Julie-Anne Kincade QC
  • Justin Smith QC
  • Les Taylor QC

Experts - Deloitte

  • Lorinda Kelly
  • Jason Weir
  • William Word


Includes PDF book.


  • Forum begins at 9.30am 26 June
  • Forum ends at 4.30pm 26 June
  • Note: Registrations close 3.00pm 25 June

Fee (incl GST)

Live Web Stream

Earlybird - by 29 May 2020
  • $675

Registration - after 29 May 2020
  • $725

Download PDF Brochure & registration form here.

Live Web Stream 26 June

Cancellation and refund policy

Please note: Minimum and maximum numbers apply. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. Registrations close 10 working days before the presentation date (the closing date). NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel any session that does not reach the budgeted minimum number of registrations. This decision will be made on the closing date and a full refund will be made to each registrant of the cancelled session. If you cancel your registration before the closing date, a refund will be made, less a $100 administration fee. After the closing date, there will be no refund. You may transfer your registration to another person until five working days before the presentation. Please advise NZLS CLE Ltd in writing of the change.

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