Cross-Examination Masterclass before The Rt. Hon. Lord Neuberger. In-person event.


Event Details

30th Nov 2021
18:30 - 21:00
Taylor Wessing LLP, 5 New St Square, London EC4A 3TW

Event Information

Please join us for a rare opportunity to witness different styles of cross-examination of quantum experts by two rising stars of the English bar. The mock cross-examinations, before sole arbitrator Lord Neuberger, will demonstrate a variety of advocacy techniques and strategies. Following the cross-examinations, there will be a short discussion amongst the speakers about different advocacy styles and techniques. A Q&A session will also be held (time permitting).

Lord Neuberger: Lord Neuberger is a former Master of the Rolls and President of the United Kingdom Supreme Court and started practising as an arbitrator and legal expert in 2017. Speaker's bio.

Lucas Bastin: Lucas Bastin is the current Legal 500 International Arbitration Junior of the Year and has 15 years of litigation and arbitration experience. Speaker's bio.

Rani Noakes: Rani Noakes' practice covers complex commercial litigation and international arbitration, and Rani is ranked in Chambers and Partners, Chambers and Partners Global and in the Legal 500 as a Leading Junior for shipping and commodities work. Speaker's bio.

Jessica Resch: Jessica Resch, partner at Independent Economics & Finance LLP, is a finance and economics consultant with nearly 10 years of consulting experience focusing on finance issues related to litigation and arbitration. Speaker's bio.

Edward Martin: Edward Martin, Director of Expert Services at Kroll, has specialised in forensic accounting since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2006. Speaker's bio.

The schedule for the event is as follows:

  • Registration / arrivals from 6pm
  • Event starts at 6.30pm
    • 6.30 – 6.45: Welcome, introduction of speakers, short description of factual scenario
    • 6.45 – 7.05: Cross-examination of claimant's expert
    • 7.05 – 7.25: Cross-examination of respondent's expert
    • 7.25 – 7.45: Debrief by Lord Neuberger and Q&A
    • 7.45 - 9.00 - Drinks / networking reception
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