These much awaited Junior Bar Masterclasses, chaired by Adam Temple and Alice Nash, will now take place online on two evenings. Session One will be on Thursday 5th November from 5.30pm to 7pm and Session Two will be on Thursday 12th November between 5.30pm and 7pm.
Session 1: Setting your course
Do you need an expert? When can/should you plead a case without expert evidence?
How do you know which expert you need?
The CCMC: how do you persuade the court? When is the court likely to resist granting permission?
Can you really never have expert evidence in solicitors’ negligence cases?
When is the right time for a single joint expert?
Instructing the expert – tactical and ethical questions around framing the instructions
How involved can you get with the draft report?
Part 35 questions – to ask or not to ask?
Session 2: Steering the ship home
Part 35 questions and agendas – how can your expert help?
Managing multiple experts
Pre-trial cons with experts – what should you be focusing on?
How can your experts help each other?
Cross-examination – how can you prepare your expert?
Cross-examination – how can you destroy the other side’s expert?