Expert Witness Masterclass

Published 18th Dec 19 8:00 AM

This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 situation. We will advise a new date in the near future.

This is a master class for environmental professionals. Whether you are an academic subject matter expert, a consultant subject matter advisor, or a government regulator; this is a skills focussed intensive exposure to the business of giving evidence. This half day workshop is an opportunity to immerse with experts in the field, to be in a real court, to sit in a witness box and feel the experience of cross examination about your evidence.

This event will be held in Court 40 of the Land Court of Queensland.


12.30pm Introduction and Overview Olivia Williamson
Senior Associate, HopgoodGanim
12.35pm Welcome President Kingham
12.45pm Expert Evidence Overview Olivia Williamson
1pm Expert Perspectives - Lessons learned David Francis
Senior Principal Ecologist, Cardno
Rob Loch
Principal Consultant, Landloch
1.40pm Evidence of guilt - the roles of the expert and witness Ralph Devlin AM QC
2pm What do I say? Workshop session
2.20pm Discussion of witness statements Group discussion let by Ralph Devlin AM QC
2.45pm Afternoon Tea
3pm Effective experts - a judicial view President Kingham
3.30pm Barristers' perspective - traps for the unwary expert Andrew Skoien
Barrister-at-law with
Dr Justin Watson
Principal Ecologist & Director, Gondwana Ecology Group
3.50pm I am giving evidence Interactive group session
4.50pm Take home messages Olivia Williamson

This event will count as 5 points towards your EIANZ CEnvP Professional Development Log.

Do you pay your own registration costs to attend? Don't forget to keep your invoice as you may be eligible to claim your education expenses on your tax return.

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be given for any cancellations made one week prior to the forum. Cancellations made less than one week but more than 24 hours prior to the forum will attract a 50% penalty. Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to forum will attract the full 100% attendance fee. Delegates unable to attend are welcome to send an alternative delegate.

Thanks to our Partners

Event details

When: TBA

Where: Land Court of Queensland
Court 40, Brisbane Magistrates Court building, Level 8, 363 George Street, Brisbane.

Cost: Student Member $125, Member $225, Non Member $270

Registrations Open: 16th Jan 20 9:00 AM

Registrations Close: 17th Apr 20 5:00 PM

Places Available: 11

Contact: Danielle Bolton, Secretariat - SEQ Division. or 07 5429 8480.

Published 18th Dec 19 8:00 AM