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Expect Witness Workshop Programme

PRESENTED BY: ROELF NEL This full-day course is aimed at role-players within the built environment industry who currently are expert witnesses in dispute resolution proceedings or role-players who want to act as expert witnesses in the future.

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Expect Witness Workshop Programme

Time & Location

10 May, 08:00 – 17:00

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About the event

OURSE OUTLINE   This full-day course is aimed at role-players within the built environment industry who currently are expert witnesses in dispute resolution proceedings or role-players who want to act as expert witnesses in the future. Delegates will gain an understanding of what it means to be an expert witness in Adjudication and Arbitration proceedings and the different requirements required of each. This course will give delegates an insight into their obligations as expert witnesses and enable them to efficiently fulfill their duties as expert witnesses.

Session 1

  • Welcome
  • Introduction: what does it mean to be a witness
  • The expert witness must be credible, objective, and unbiased
  • Oral testimony / written report

Session 2

  • A brief overview of Adjudication
  • A brief overview of Arbitration
  • How the two processes differ

Session 3

  • What is required of an expert witness during adjudication?
  • How to take instruction from the client
  • Who is your client / who do you have a duty towards?
  • Scope of your instruction
  • Drafting an expert report

Session 4

  • What is required of an expert witness during arbitration?
  • How to take instruction from the client
  • Who is your client / who do you have a duty towards?
  • Scope of your instruction
  • Drafting an expert report
  • Oral testimony and credibility of a witness
  • How to handle questions directed to you by the arbitrator
  • Cross-examination
  • Keep to your mandate

TIME: Session 1             08:00 - 10:00 Session 2             10:20 - 12:30 Session 3             13:00 -15:00 Session 4             15:10 - 17:00 VENUE: Online COSTS: Members and Affiliates: R1150.00 Non-members: R1550.00 For inquiries please contact: GIfA NUMBERS: 010 006 5566 /7 - 068 495 0193 Email addresses: info@gifa.org.za; enquiries@gifa.org.za

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