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The Law Society of Singapore - 39 South Bridge Road, Level 2 (Amicus Room), Singapore 058673 (map)
Public CPD Points: 17.0 
Practice Area: Civil Procedure
Training Level: Advanced

Date/Time

Venue

Part 1:

16 September 2017, Saturday (9.00am – 1.00pm)

The Law Society of Singapore

39 South Bridge Road, Level 2 (Amicus Room), Singapore 058673

Part 2:

21 September 2017, Thursday (2.30pm – 6.45pm)

22 September 2017, Friday (9.00am – 7.30pm)

TKP Conference Centre @ Cecil Street

137 Cecil Street, Hengda Building

Level 3 (Tokyo Room 2), Singapore 069537

Part 2 (cont’d):

23 September 2017, Saturday (9.00am – 1.00pm)

The State Courts of Singapore

1 Havelock Road, Singapore 059724


ABOUT THE COURSE 

*Eligible for SkillsFuture - If you are using SkillsFuture, please select the "Offline Payment" whilst registration and contact us at cpd@lawsoc.org.sg .

The Advocacy Committee of the Law Society of Singapore, together with Deloitte Southeast Asia is proud to present an advanced-level advocacy training course on handling financial experts in Court.

This course will feature:-
i. senior and experienced trainers from Australia, Europe, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and South Africa;
ii. local senior practitioners; and
iii. accountants as expert witnesses.

This course will cover the following:
i. The handling of expert evidence from the perspective of senior practitioners;
ii. An introduction to financial statements and the issues and terminology involved;
iii. The consideration and evaluation of two expert reports by financial experts;
iv. Practical and useful guidance on how to handle financial experts and expert reports in court;
v. The handling of consultations with experts; and
vi. Reviews of the performance of participants in examination-in-chief and cross-examination of financial experts regarding their reports.

This course provides a unique opportunity for litigation lawyers to receive personalised coaching to improve their advocacy and trial skills from Silks, Senior Counsels, senior litigation practitioners and senior accountants from Deloitte as expert witnesses. The course is an intensive 2 ½-day programme which will require participants to prepare and perform as advocates in court examining and cross-examining financial experts. The highlight of the workshop will be a mock trial that will be conducted by the participants in pairs on the final day of the course. The mock trial will involve examination and cross-examination of financial experts as well as oral submissions. At the end of the mock trial, the presiding judge will deliver an extempore judgment and provide comments and feedback on the participants’ performance.

The teaching methodology used is the NITA methodology which is now widely accepted in numerous jurisdictions as an effective and the preferred method for teaching advocacy. Participants will over the course of 2 ½ days perform as advocates with each performance critiqued by members of the faculty with a view to providing individualised feedback to each participant on how their performances could be improved or enhanced. Each performance will also be recorded on video and reviewed individually with each participant with a view to improving matters of style and delivery.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The course is recommended for litigation lawyers who wish to refine their knowledge and skills in handling expert evidence, particularly those with at least five years of experience. Given the intensive and personalised nature of the training, only up to 24 participants can be accommodated on the course.  Priority will be given, on a first come first serve basis, to practitioners who have 5 or more years of experience in court or trial work.

For more information on the course, please click here for the publicity brochure: http://www.lawsociety.org.sg/cpd/pdf/Brochure_Handling%20Financial%20Experts%20in%20Court%20(Portal).pdf