6.00pm - 7.00pm
With the current Review of Civil and Family Justice in Northern Ireland about to enter its final stage and the increasing emphasis on training and accreditation for experts coming from the bench this is a unique opportunity to hear from the judge in charge of the Commercial Court in Northern Ireland.
Mr Justice Horner, the Commercial Judge in Northern Ireland will be giving a judge's eye view of Expert Witnesses to Academy Members and guests.
With the current Review of Civil and Family Justice in Northern Ireland about to enter its final stage and the increasing emphasis on training and accreditation for experts coming from the bench this is a unique opportunity. Topics that will be considered include:
- Relationship & interaction between experts and judges
- Is compliance really important?
- Some recent cases and what they mean for Experts.
The Honourable Mr Justice Horner
Sir Mark Horner is the Commercial Judge in Northern Ireland. He was educated at Campbell College which he left in 1974. He then attended St Catharine’s College, Cambridge from 1975-1978.
He was called to the Bar in 1979. He was appointed a QC in 1996. At the Bar he had a wide and varied practice with a particular interest in commercial disputes, Chancery and professional negligence cases and personal injury litigation.
His areas of special interest include practice and procedure in this and other jurisdictions, chancery, commercial litigation and public law.
He is the Chairman of the Judges’ Council, Chairman of Northern Ireland sub-committee of European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ) looking into minimum standards for judges across Europe, a Coroner appointed to hear legacy Inquests and President of the Lands Tribunal.