Mrs Justice Joanna Smith will be speaking at a joint meeting held with the East Anglia Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). Mrs Justice Smith may be well known to experts from her judgement in Dana UK AXLE Ltd v Freudenberg FST GmbH  EWHC 1413 (TCC).
Entitled ‘Experts Under the Spotlight’ her talk will include:
- recent cases on expert duties
- Tips on giving your “best” evidence
- Pitfalls to avoid
This is an excellent opportunity for experts to hear from ‘the coalface’ and gain some practical guidance from a leading member of the judiciary.
Following the Judge’s talk members are invited to stay for a drink and the opportunity to network at The Academy of Experts in Gray’s Inn.
Please note that as a joint event spaces will be strictly limited.
Mrs 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.