Online Training: Expert Witness Techniques for Professionals

28 August 2020 (Fri)

Time
0930 –1700

Fee
HK$1,500

Venue
Online training logistics will be provided to individual participants when successfully registered

Language
Cantonese supplemented with English materials

Sometimes professionals may be called upon as factual or expert witnesses in both civil and criminal trials. What does an expert witness do? · What are the touch questions and how should you answer them? · How should you prepare for testimony? · What will happen in the courtroom? · How can you make your testimony more effective? In this workshops, participants will learn the tips and techniques with such detail, clarity and understanding. Through an interactive learning approach, this workshop will make use of lecture, moot court demonstration and role play to illustrate the key elements of court procedure and expert witness techniques.

Content

  • Role and duties of an expert
  • Code of Practice
  • Ethics and compliance
  • Hong Kong judicial system
  • Overview of Hong Kong judicial system
  • Overview of civil and criminal procedures
  • Essentials of the Expert’s Report
  • Form, scope and instructions
  • Facts, opinion and admissible opinion
  • Different perspectives and roles (client’s, lawyer’s and the judge’s)
  • Essential elements of a good expert’s report
  • Relevant provisions and rules of court, privilege and disclosure
  • Preparations for trial
  • Strict liability
  • Absolute liability
  • Statutory defence
  • Heresay rules and its exceptions
  • Court setting and court etiquette
  • Examination and questioning techniques of lawyers
  • Trainer’s demonstration on questioning techniques
  • Practical sessions on handling examinations in court

Trainer

Mr. Harrison CHEUNG

Barrister-at-Law, Chartered Engineer

Arbitrator, HKIAC Mediator and Dispute Resolution Advisor

Harrison is a practicing barrister, a member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also an HKIAC accredited mediator and is on the Panel List of Mediators and Arbitrators of the Hong Kong Bar Association.

Harrison is a seasoned speaker who has been co-operating with local universities (HKU, PolyU, CityU SCOPE, etc.) in recent years and teaching courses of various legal topics. With more than 20 years experience in the construction industry, Harrison is dedicated to designing and teaching courses tailor-made to the construction industry for both in-house training and public courses, feedback is very positive from participants. Since July 2012, there are more than 3,000 participants who joined the courses, who are management staffs, government officials and professionals from different disciplines.