|Start time||3 Sep 2019 5:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)|
|End time||3 Sep 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)|
|Location||Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne|
|Speaker||Susan Borg, Barrister, Victorian Bar|
|Designed for||Legal practitioners|
Expert Evidence in Litigation – Specialised knowledge, reliability and relevance
Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne
This seminar will outline the relevant factors to weigh up when choosing an expert witness.
Not all experts giving expert evidence are equal. If they are to be permitted to provide ‘opinion evidence’, experts need to have more than just the necessary and proper qualifications, they must have ‘specialised knowledge’.
With reference to recent cases, this session will discuss the use of expert evidence, the specialised knowledge that is required in order to give ‘opinion evidence’, and when the evidence of such experts can be relied upon.
It will provide guidance on the proper qualifications of an expert, and the issue of whether those qualifications are in fact being used to form the expert’s view.
Presented by: Susan Borg, Barrister, Victorian Bar
Substantive Law: 1.0