Afternoon Sessions

Virtual and Face-to-Face

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Lunch,  exhibition and networking


Parallel Session: Commercial
Lucinda Orr, Enyo Law LLP Partner

Highly experienced litigator, Lucinda Orr, provides an update on the current state of expert evidence for expert witnesses involved in commercial cases. Lucinda has substantial experience of complex, high value cross-border litigation and long trials. 


Parallel Session: Criminal
Melanie Simpson KC, Doughty Street
Tony Saggers, former Head of Expert Evidence, Serious Organised Crime Agency and National Crime Agency

This jointly run session will provide updates on issues, emerging trends and best practice for expert witnesses involved in criminal cases, from both the defence and prosecution perspective.  


Parallel Session: Family
Kate Branigan KC, 4PB

Get up to speed on the latest developments in family law and procedure with Kate Branigan, who specialises in serious and complex children cases both public and private law.



Parallel Session: Medico-Legal
Katie Gollop KC, Serjeants' Inn Chambers

Medical and healthcare experts will gain valuable insightsfrom a leading healthcare lawyer, whose services are widely sought after by both claimants and defendants. Katie is an experienced advocate who represents clients in the Court of Protection, professional discipline tribunals and in high profile inquests and public inquiries.


Refreshments,  exhibition and networking


Detailed Assessment of Costs for Expert Witnesses
Chris Butler, Consultant Senior Costs Lawyer, Kain Knight (City) Ltd

This session deals with a subject many experts are interested in - money. Chris Butler is a Senior Costs Lawyer with decades of experience in how to ensure that lawyers and experts are paid properly for their work. He will explain how to budget, how to record the time spent on a matter and how to justify what to charge.


The Discussion: Experts are from Mars and Solicitors from Venus. Can their Relationship Ever be Harmonious?
Julian Acratopulo, Head of the International Commercial Litigation Group, Clifford Chance
Hadyn Kelly, Consultant Podiatrist and Expert Witness

The debate between a solicitor and an expert will address common issues and disconnects that arise at each stage of litigation when the two parties work together. We will be inviting audience participation, as we wish to hear from delegates as to the issues they have experienced when working with instructing solicitors. Chaired by Mark Solon, the aim of this session is to resolve some of these issues and offer practical guidance to help improve your future working relationships with instructing solicitors.

16.50 Closing Comments
Mark Solon
17.00 Drinks Reception and Expert Witness Certificate Presentation  
18.00 Drinks Reception Ends  

To find out more

For more information on the conference, please contact us on
020 7549 2549 or email