Cross-Examination Day - overview
The Cross-Examination Day is a follow-on course to the Courtroom Skills Training. The day involves intensive crossexamination experience which enables experts to refine and enhance their evidence giving performance, and gain mastery of their presentation.
Each expert is cross-examined on one of their own reports, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. The second cross-examination is recorded. If undertaking the University of Aberdeen Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate then this will be submitted for assessment; experts not working toward the qualification can keep their recording.
This course can count towards the University of Aberdeen Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate.
Key Learning Points
- De aling with in-depthcross-examination on a full report or statement
- Making full use of supporting documents, plans, photographs, etc.
- Getting to the essence of a complex case and communicating clearly with the judge or decision-maker
- Handling difficult cross-examination techniques confidently
About the Trainer
Andrew Bowen QC, from Terra Firm Chambers, is the lead trainer for this course. He qualified as a solicitor (1989) and barrister (1993) in England and Wales before calling to the Scottish Bar in 1997, taking silk in 2012. He has a wide-ranging civil and commercial practice, with particular expertise in contract, property, professional liability, cross-border issues and arbitration. His commercial experience includes complex contractual, construction and property disputes, including PFI contracts, shareholders' litigation, directors' fiduciary duties and professional negligence, disciplinary and regulatory including healthcare professional and architects. He has experience of arbitrations under ICC, LCIA and SCC Rules as well as under the [English] 1996 Arbitration Act and the [Scottish] 2010 Act. He has also prosecuted as an Ad Hoc Advocate Depute since 2003.
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