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Annual Conference 2021: Facing the future together


28 May 2021

9:00AM - 4:45PM

EWI's Online Conference will bring together expert witnesses, solicitors, barristers and eminent judges to discuss the key issues facing the expert community. Sponsored by Redwood Collections.
This conference is aimed at:
  • Experienced Experts looking to develop their practice 
  • New Experts looking to develop their understanding
  • Those who work with or instruct Experts


Time Programme
9.00am-9.30am Signing into Zoom / Exhibition
9.30am–9.35am Conference Chair Welcome

Keynote Speech

Lord Hodge, Deputy President of the Supreme Court


Lessons from the Pandemic - A panel discussion reflecting on practice over the last year and the future the likely long-term changes

Amanda Pinto QC (Chair), HHJ Lynn Tayton QC, and Alex Gunning QC 


Break plus: Networking session (11.15 – 11.45)


Lessons from the Courts – A panel discussion

Professor Penny Cooper (Chair), HHJ Anuja Dhir QC, HH Mr Justice David Williams, Alisdair Williamson QC  


Lunch plus Networking session (1.10pm – 1.40pm)


Breakout session 1: Practice update: Clinical Negligence  

Shaheen Rahman QC and John Thomson

Breakout session 2: Practice update: Commercial and Construction

Kay Linnell (Chair), Philip Haberman, Nicholas Baatz QC, Nicholas Isaac QC, and Julie Bregulla,

Breakout session 3: Developing Business Internationally

Steven Thompson QC (Chair), Weng Yee Ng, and James Lewis QC 


Break plus Networking session (2.40 – 3.10)


Costs and getting paid

Peter Mulhern (Chair), Ramona Derbyshire, David Stothard, and Michael Rogers 


Closing Address

Sir Martin Spencer, Justice of the High Court, Queen's Bench Division and EWI Chair of the Board of Governors


Conference chair closing remarks

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