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A Resounding Success: La Touche Training’s Expert Witness Conference Draws Over 160 Attendees

Company News June 13, 2024

On May 23rd, the Gibson Hotel in Dublin played host to a landmark event for professionals in Ireland: La Touche Training’s Expert Witness Conference. The conference, titled “The Future for Expert Witnesses,” proved to be a resounding success, attracting over 160 participants eager to improve their skills.

The conference was chaired by Mr. Justice Michael Peart and brought together a distinguished group of speakers including barristers, solicitors, an expert witness and a legal cost accountant. This diverse range of perspectives ensured that attendees received a well-rounded exploration of the key issues and trends shaping the expert witness industry.

Key Takeaways

Discussions focused on a range of topics critical to expert witnesses, including:

  • Updates on recent case law and its impact on expert evidence.
  • Strategies for crafting clear, court-compliant reports and delivering effective oral evidence in the courtroom.
  • The ever-evolving role of expert witnesses in the legal system, including the potential influence of artificial intelligence on future investigations and reports.

The conference wasn’t just about lectures; it also provided valuable networking opportunities for attendees.

Meeting the CPD Requirement

The conference offered a fantastic opportunity for legal professionals to fulfill their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. With its 5 hours of in-person CPD content, accredited by both La Touche Training and Engineers Ireland, attendees were able to maintain their professional standing while gaining valuable insights.

Chair and Speakers

The conference was chaired by the esteemed The Honorable Mr. Justice Michael Peart, Judge. The expert speakers included a distinguished line-up of professionals:

  • Mark Tottenham, Barrister, Qualified Mediator (IPMO), and Trust and Estate Practitioner (STEP) at Law Society of Ireland
  • Aoife Beirne, Barrister at Law Society of Ireland
  • Seamus Sadlier, Managing Partner at McCann Sadlier Legal Cost Accountants
  • Mark Solon, Solicitor and Attorney at Law, Founder of Bond Solon and La Touche Training
  • Karyn Harty, Partner at Dentons
  • Paul Jacobs, Partner – Forensic Accounting at Grant Thornton
  • James Nerney, Barrister-at-law

The positive response to La Touche Training’s Expert Witness Conference highlights the strong demand for high-quality training and networking opportunities for expert witnesses in Ireland. This event served as a springboard for discussions on the evolving role of expert witnesses and future developments.

If you would like further details on Expert Witness Training for yourself or your organisation, please visit our page and contact us today.

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