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Annual Conference 2021: Facing the future together

Webinar

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

Programme

Time Programme
9.00am-9.30am Signing into Zoom / Exhibition
9.30am–9.35am Conference Chair Welcome
9.35am–10.20am

Keynote Speech

Lord Hodge, Deputy President of the Supreme Court

10.20am–11.05am 

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 

11.05am–11.45am

Break plus: Networking session (11.15 – 11.45)

11.45am–12.45pm

Lessons from the Courts – A panel discussion

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

12.45pm–1.45pm

Lunch plus Networking session (1.10pm – 1.40pm)

1.45pm–2.30pm  

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 

2.30pm–3.10pm

Break plus Networking session (2.40 – 3.10)

3.10pm–4.10pm

Costs and getting paid

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

4.10pm-4.40pm

Closing Address

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

4.40pm-4.45pm

Conference chair closing remarks

Event Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations received 61 days + prior to the event – A full refund will be given
  • Cancellations received 31-60 days prior to the event – A 75% refund will be given
  • Cancellations received 15-30 days prior to the event – A 50% refund will be given
  • Cancellations received 0-14 days prior to the event – No refund will be given

Please note, any delegates who do not attend on the day will not receive a refund.

Access to the event will be denied if payment in advance has not been made.

The EWI reserve the right to cancel any event with a minimum of 3 days notice and will provide a full refund to delegates.

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