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Expert Witness Institute Online Conference 2022
  • Jul 4, 2022
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Keynote speech of Lord Hamblen of Kersey

It is a pleasure to give the keynote address at the EWI’s 2022 Online Conference, at the invitation of your President, Lord Hodge. This year’s conference focuses on the Modern Expert. With that in mind, the title of my talk today is: “The modern expert: personal insights and current issues”. During my talk I propose to address the following matters.

I will summarise my professional background and the various kinds of expert evidence which I have encountered both as a barrister and a judge. Secondly, I will explain how I used to work with experts as a barrister, what I would find particularly useful in terms of expert assistance and how I would seek best to deploy that assistance. Thirdly, I will discuss my experience as a judge and offer suggestions as to how you can best assist judges. Fourthly, I will identify some key ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ based on my general experience. Finally, I will address current issues relating to expert evidence highlighted in recent case law.

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