Evening Meeting - Lord Justice Hickinbottom

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Lord Justice Hickinbottom
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6.00pm - 7.30pm 
Tea served from 5.30pm
Followed by Networking in Gray's Inn Bar

The Academy of Experts - Gray's Inn

The roles of Judge & Expert: Theory & Practice

A view from the bench
Lord Justice Hickinbottom has been a long time supporter of The Academy and in February will be speaking 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.

He will consider the circumstances in which experts in practice determine a case - whatever judges say about that being their role - and when they do not!

  • Relationship & interaction
  • Who is the actual decision maker
  • Is compliance really important
  • Some recent cases and what they mean for Experts.

The Meeting will be followed by Networking in Gray's Inn Bar.

Lord Justice Hickinbottom

Sir Gary Hickinbottom spent his early career at McKenna & Co, now part of international firm CMS Cameron McKenna. 

In 1994, he was appointed as a parking adjudicator and, in the same year, he became an assistant recorder. He became a recorder in 1998, a circuit judge in 2000 and a deputy High Court judge in 2001. He was made a bencher at Middle Temple in 2009.  

He was appointed as chief social security and child support commissioner in 2003, chief pension appeals commissioner in 2005, designated civil judge for Wales in 2007, and became the first president of the Administrative Appeals Chamber of the Upper Tribunal in 2008.

He was a judge in Queen’s Bench Division from January 2009 until 13 September 2016 when he was appointed to the Court of Appeal - only the second former Solicitor to have done so.