Dame Finola will be sharing her experience from the bench, giving advice and taking questions from members about the unique role of the Expert Witness in aiding the court.
As an interactive meeting this will give you an opportunity to ask questions and share your views and experiences on the subject.
This meeting will be hosted jointly with the East Anglia Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Mrs Justice Finola O’Farrell DBE
Mrs Justice Finola O’Farrell DBE was called to the Bar in 1983 by Inner Temple and took Silk in 2002. She was appointed as a Recorder in 2007 and made a Justice of the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) in 2016, assigned to the Technology and Construction Courts, part of the Business and Property Courts. In 2020 she was made the judge in charge of the TCC.
Prior to her judicial appointment, Mrs Justice O’Farrell DBE had over 30 years experience as a leading barrister in construction, engineering, energy, shipbuilding and information technology cases. She acted regularly as counsel or arbitrator in international arbitrations and is an accredited adjudicator and mediator.
Dame Finola is currently a member of TAE’s judicial committee.