Member Meeting – The Rt Hon Lord Justice Dingemans

October 2020

Event Details

Wednesday 14th
1 hours
The Rt Hon Lord Justice Dingemans
Spaces Available
Start Time:
5:30 pm
End Time:
7:00 pm

Some practical ways in which an expert can help a Court
The Rt Hon Lord Justice Dingemans, is a judge of the Court of Appeal and a member of the Academy’s Judicial Committee that produced the recent Guidance on Giving Evidence Remotely.

Sir James will be sharing his 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.

It is anticipated that the meeting will go on for about an hour but will not go beyond 7.00pm BST

Spaces will be limited so please book your place early to ensure your slot.

A link to the meeting will be sent to you 24 hours prior to the meeting – this will be an interactive session so please do check your camera and microphone are working in advance.

TAE Members can view the talk here

Rt Hon Lord Justice Dingemans

Sir James Dingemans lived in Singapore, Plymouth, Sussex, Scotland and Gibraltar (as a Naval child). He attended schools around the country, his first school was a state primary school in Plymouth and his last school was Radley College. Following university he trained as a barrister and is the first in his family to go into the law.

He was called to the Bar in 1987 and made a Queen’s Counsel in 2002. Prominent moments in his legal career included appearing in constitutional cases from around the Commonwealth, including acting in pro bono death row cases in the Privy Council for persons appealing against their sentence of death, such as Bernard v The State [2007] UKPC; [2007] 2 Cr App R. 22, and against the constitutionality of the mandatory sentence of death, such as Miguel v Trinidad and Tobago [2011] UKPC 14; [2012] 1 AC 361. He was leading counsel to the Hutton Inquiry in 2003 and acted for the Express and Star newspapers in the Leveson Inquiry.

He played Rugby Union for a number of years and was selected as a judicial and appeal officer by World Rugby for the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

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