Jo Delahunty QC is a leading family practitioner. On 8th May she will be sharing her experiences of the uses and abuses of Experts in court.
Although mainly focusing on the family arena this meeting will be of interest to all experts as there now appears to be an increasing cross-over both in practice and regulation with a sharing of successful ideas across the differing systems (Civil/Criminal/Family etc).
A view from the bench Lord Justice Hickinbottom has been a long time supporter of The Academy and in February he speake to members about the roles of the judge and the expert - particularly in the light of the recent Supreme Court/PC cases of Kennedy v Cordia and R v Myers.
His talk considered the circumstances in which experts in practice determine a case - whatever judges say about that being their role - and when they do not!
The talk examined from a practical perspective what tribunals expect from experts, the ways in which experts can help tribunals better understand technical and quantum aspects of disputes and the advantages and disadvantages of the various ways of providing expert opinion and testimony.
As a successful forensic accountant and head of a team of forensic accountants Fiona Hotston Moore has to ensure there is a steady flow of new instructions coming through the door.
Fiona will share her practical tips in using social media as an Expert Witness to raise profile, maintain relationships with fellow professionals, generate opportunities and to build professional credibility.
The use of Social Media by profesionals is often a tricky balance of commercial activity against professional reserve.