$130.00 (excl GST) Members
$185.00 (excl GST) Non members

About the Event

Expert evidence often plays a vital role in a wide range of litigation. In health and safety litigation, experts are regularly briefed by both parties due to the complex workplace contexts from which these cases arise. This seminar will explore the role of experts and expert witnesses in health and safety cases. Who are “experts”? What are the admissibility principles for expert opinion evidence? Why call expert evidence? When to object to expert evidence? This seminar will explore these fundamental advocacy questions in the health and safety context.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn more about the Evidence Act 2006 pre-conditions to the admission of expert opinion evidence.
  • Understand better how to:
    • identify issues that require expert evidence;
    • elicit expert opinion evidence that will be admissible, and which will assist your case and the Court;
    • Competently object to expert opinion evidence being tendered by the opposing party.
  • Gain insights into how expert opinion evidence is perceived by the Court (how “substantially helpful” is it?).

        Who should attend:

        While this seminar is conducted in the health and safety context, the learning outcomes will be applicable to all criminal-regulatory litigators and advocates including health and safety; insurance; and RMA lawyers, as well as general practice litigators who undertake criminal-regulatory work from time to time. It will have particular value to those practitioners conducting contested criminal-regulatory cases.

        Cancellation Policy:

        Registrations can be cancelled up to 5 working days before the date of the CPD activity, upon which a refund will be made less an administration fee. No refunds will be made after that time. However, you may nominate someone else to take your place. For any cancellations or substitutions, please email cpd@adls.org.nz

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