Morning Sessions

Virtual and Face-to-Face

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09.00 Registration and Exhibition Area Opens

Opening and Welcome
Mark Solon, Bond Solon Founder


Addressing Issues of Instructing Solicitors’ Unethical Conduct
Paul Philip, Chief Executive, Solicitors Regulation Authority

Results from various Bond Solon surveys have highlighted perennial issues that experts face when dealing with some instructing solicitors, such as pressure to produce a favourable opinion and late or non-payment of fees. Paul Philip will explain what the SRA does and in what circumstances and at what stage the SRA can help expert witnesses.


Improving Working Relationships with Barristers
Sam Townend KC, The Chair of the Bar, Bar Council

The new Bar Council Chair will discuss the relationship that experts and barristers have and how they can work more effectively together. Sam will define what good bar conduct looks like, as well as clarifying what barristers require from an expert in order to have a productive working relationship.


Refreshments,  exhibition and networking


Annual Legal Update
Nick Deal, Barrister and senior expert witness trainer with Bond Solon

This session is most valuable for all experts as it will summarise all the important and relevant case law, legislation, and practice changes over the past year. Knowledge of any changes is needed to ensure that your work as an expert is done properly to avoid potential liability and ensure best practice.


Plenary Topic TBC
Speaker TBC

To find out more

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