This is an online event organised jointly by CIArb’s East Anglia branch and the Academy of Experts. The event takes place on 14 October 2020 at 5.30pm British Summer time (BST).
Our Speaker, the Rt Hon Lord Justice Dingemans, a Court of Appeal judge and a member of the Academy’s Judicial Committee, will be sharing his experience from the bench. Sir James will be giving advice and taking questions from participants about the unique role of the Expert Witness in assisting the court.
This interactive meeting will give delegates the opportunity to raise questions and share your 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. He 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.
5.30pm – 5.35pm: Introduction by the Academy’s Chairman Emeritus, Michael Cohen FCIArb
5.35pm – 6.10pm: Talk on the Expert Witness’ role and how they can help the courts by the Rt Hon Lord Justice Dingemans
6.10pm – 6.25pm: Q and A session
6.25pm: Closing by the branch Chairman, Dr Al Jarratt FCIArb
Cost: Access to this event is free for CIArb members and non-members, however pre-registration is required. A link will be sent out nearer the time.
Registration: to register, please send an email to branch Chairman, Dr Al Jarratt FCIArb at firstname.lastname@example.org confirming your name and registration to the event.
Rt Hon Lord Justice Sir James lived in Singapore, Plymouth, Sussex, Scotland and Gibraltar as a Naval child. He attended schools around the country. His first school was a state primary school in Plymouth and his last school was Radley College. Following university, he trained as a barrister and is the first in his family to go into the law.
He was called to the Bar in 1987 and made a Queen’s Counsel in 2002. Prominent moments in his legal career included appearing in constitutional cases from around the Commonwealth including acting in pro bono death row cases in the Privy Council for persons appealing against their sentence of death, such as Bernard v The State  UKPC;  2 Cr App R. 22, and against the constitutionality of the mandatory sentence of death, such as Miguel v Trinidad and Tobago  UKPC 14;  1 AC 361. He was leading counsel to the Hutton Inquiry in 2003 and acted for the Express and Star newspapers in the Leveson Inquiry.
He played Rugby Union for a number of years and was selected as a judicial and appeal officer by World Rugby for the Rugby World Cup in Japan.