Experts Under the Spotlight

July 2024

Event Details

Tuesday 2nd
1 hours
Mrs Justice Joanna Smith
Start Time:
6:00 pm
End Time:
7:30 pm
The Academy of Experts

Mrs Justice Joanna Smith will be speaking to members giving a ‘view from the bench’. Mrs Justice Smith may be well known to experts from her judgement in Dana UK AXLE Ltd v Freudenberg FST GmbH [2021] EWHC 1413 (TCC).

This is an excellent opportunity for experts to hear from ‘the coalface’ and gain some practical guidance from a leading member of the judiciary.

Entitled ‘Experts Under the Spotlight’ her talk will include:

  • Expert meetings and Joint Statements
  • Hot Tubbing
  • Tips on giving your “best” evidence

This event is taking place in person at The Academy of Experts. Following the Judge’s talk members are invited to stay for a drink in Gray’s Inn Bridge Bar and the opportunity to network.

Mrs Justice Joanna SmithMrs Justice Joanna Smith

The Honourable Mrs Justice Joanna Smith is a barrister who grew up in a family of medics. She spent much of her childhood moving around, following her father’s work as an RAF Doctor. She was educated at an independent school in Ely before going on to study jurisprudence at Oxford University.

Called to the Bar in 1990, she went on to specialise in professional negligence, commercial litigation and construction. She was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2009.

Mrs Justice Smith qualified as a mediator and in recent years has sat as an arbitrator. She was appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2017. She is a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn and has been involved in many significant cases, including Cavendish v Makdessi (a landmark case on the doctrine of penalties) in the Supreme Court.

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