This is an online event organised jointly by CIArb’s East Anglia branch and the Academy of Experts. Our Speaker, Justice Dame Finola O’Farrell DBE will be sharing her experience from the bench. Dame Finola will be giving advice and taking questions from participants about the unique role of the expert witness in assisting the court.
This meeting is interactive and will give delegates the opportunity to raise questions and share their experiences and views on the subject.
The speaker will explain the salient points covering the critical role of the expert witness and their duty which is first and foremost to the court. She will discuss their importance and relevance in today’s challenging environment. This is a prerequisite to those involved in such impartial and independent work.
The talk will suit both those with an interest in expert testimony and experienced professionals who aim to stay abreast of the latest developments when carrying out such work.
Cost(s): Access to this event is free, however pre-registration is required. A link will be sent out nearer the time.
Registration: Please send an email to branch Chairman, Dr Al Jarratt FCIArb at firstname.lastname@example.org confirming your name and registration to the event.
Mrs Justice Dame Finola O’Farrell DBE was called to the Bar in 1983 by Inner Temple and took Silk in 2002. She was appointed as a Recorder in 2007 and made a Justice of the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) in 2016, assigned to the Technology and Construction Courts, part of the Business and Property Courts. In 2020 she was made the judge in charge of the TCC.
Prior to her judicial appointment, Mrs Justice Dame O’Farrell DBE had over 30 years’ experience as a leading barrister in construction, engineering, energy, shipbuilding and information technology cases. She acted regularly as counsel or arbitrator in international arbitrations and is an accredited adjudicator and mediator.
Dame Finola is currently a member of the Academy of Experts' judicial committee.