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Expert witness conference is hailed a success

On 8 November Bond Solon held the 25th Bond Solon Expert Witness Conference at Church House in Westminster. Demand for the conference had been particularly high, leading to a fully-booked event. Nearly 500 expert witnesses were in attendance and there were over 50 expert witnesses on the waiting list.

That upsurge in demand for places was in part due to the expert witness guidance issued in May by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. The guidance stated that healthcare expert witnesses must undertake formal expert witness training and keep that training up to date with appropriate refresher courses and activities.

Demand was also driven by a number of high-profile cases involving expert witnesses who have had their expert witness evidence deemed inadmissible or criticised. Those cases were reviewed at the conference.

The keynote speech at the conference was delivered by Sir Peter Gross. Sir Peter’s paper addressed the issue of standards in the work of expert witnesses. Sir Peter was followed by Lord Woolf (pictured), who reflected on changes to the Civil Procedure Rules.

Conference makes sense of a changing world

Nothing stays the same; is everything changing? That is the theme of this year’s Annual Conference of the Expert Witness Institute (EWI), to be held on 26 September at the Church House Conference Centre in London.

Founded in 1996, the EWI is the leading membership body and training provider for expert witnesses in the UK. Its objectives are to promote excellence in expert evidence worldwide through rigorous vetting and evaluation and to support the proper administration of justice and the early resolution of disputes through fair and unbiased expert evidence.

The Artificial Intelligence in Legal Services Summit

City & Financial Global and the Law Society of England and Wales are delighted to announce their forthcoming Artificial Intelligence in Legal Services Summit, which will be held in central London on the 4th June 2019.

The Summit will be the official launch of the final report from the Technology and Law Commission investigation into the use of AI in the justice system, a collaborative programme which has drawn together the insights from industry, academia, political science, civil society, law enforcement and regulators. It will also look towards the wider impacts of AI on the legal system, including future skills, impacts on legal services, business models and the future role of businesses in society.

EWI Annual Conference - 26th September 2019

Nothing stays the same; is everything changing?

Venue: Church House Conference Centre, Dean’s Yard, London SW1P 3NZ

The Expert Witness Institute Annual Conference brings together expert witnesses, solicitors, barristers and eminent judges to discuss the key issues facing the expert community, with a comprehensive programme of informative legal updates, vibrant debate and case law analysis. This is an unmissable opportunity to network with fellow experts and the legal community to strengthen your role in the legal sphere and increase your earning potential.

Legalex - The must attend event to expand, evolve and innovate your legal practice

Legalex is the UK’s leading event for law firms and legal professionals who are looking for business growth and professional development. It takes place at ExCeL London on the 27th & 28th March.

Legalex brings together over 200 exhibitors, 150 seminars, and over 3,000 legal professionals that will be changing the future of the legal business sector. This is the place to discover the innovations that will be helping firms and legal professionals around the world, improve, expand, and modernise.