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Expert Witnesses - important issues - Online CPD

NZ $175.00
Chris Browne 2019 Julie Anne Kincade 2019
Chris Browne
Partner, Wilson Harle
Julie Anne Kincade
Barrister, Blackstone Chambers

Package includes:

Online CPD Module  l  Electronic booklet  l  PowerPoint Presentation

Package Fee (incl GST)

  • $125 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $175 - Non-members

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Online CPD Module

Presentation time: 120 minutes

In many cases, expert evidence can be pivotal to the determination of key issues and counsel will invariably be confronted with the task of both working with and challenging the evidence of expert witnesses. This module will provide you with an overview of the law, practical guidance on dealing effectively with expert witnesses and incorporating expert evidence as part of a robust overall litigation strategy.

This module will include:

  • An outline of the requirements of ss 7, 8 and 25 of the Evidence Act and how this relates to expert evidence
  • Discussion on how the High Court Rules and the Code of Conduct of Expert Witnesses govern such evidence
  • The consequences of non-compliance with the Code: costs; disciplinary proceedings
  • Outline of the "basis" rule regarding underlying facts and assumptions
  • Discussion of due diligence in relation to experts: what can independent inquiries regarding the expert reveal?
  • How to identify that you might need the assistance of an expert
  • How to work out which expert to instruct
  • Ensuring the expert is able to address your specific issues
  • How to lead evidence from experts; how to cross examine and re-examine
  • Practical issues to consider when calling the expert in court.

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Learning objectives

By completing this module you will be able to:

  • Better understand the evidentiary requirements for all expert evidence.
  • Incorporate expert evidence effectively as part of a litigation strategy.

Electronic paper 

Authors: Chris Browne, Julie Anne Kincade
Published: 11 April 2019
Pages: 20


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PowerPoint Presentation

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