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The Perfect Expert's Report - A Presentation by Mark Thomas BSc, MSc, LLM, Dip Adj, FRICS, FCIArb, FAE Tuesday 22 May 2018 at 6pm for a 6.30pm start Bedford Town Football Club, Meadow Lane, Cardington, Bedfordshire, MK44 3LW

 

CENTRAL BRANCH EVENING MEETING
 ‘The Perfect Expert’s Report’
A presentation by Mark Thomas, BSc, MSc, LLM, Dip Adj, FRICS, FCIArb, FAE
Tuesday 22 May 2018 – 18.00 for 18.30h start
Bedford Town Football Club, Meadow Lane, Cardington, Bedfordshire, MK44 3LW

 

Mark Thomas is a Chartered Surveyor specialising in construction contracts advice & dispute resolution.  He has acted as an expert witness in litigation & arbitration for over 25 years.  He has served on the Councils of the Academy of Experts & the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators & has lectured widely on expert witness topics both in the UK & overseas. 

Expert witness evidence is required by all manner of tribunals.  Many practitioners worry about appearing at a hearing and being cross-examined but by far the most important and frequent role for an expert is the preparation of a coherent and persuasive report (both preliminary and final).  Mark Thomas will consider the essential ingredients within an expert’s reports including:

  • The status of preliminary reports
  • CPR Part 35 and other ‘Rules’
  • Consideration of the evidence
  • Matters to consider from a site inspection
  • The use of simple plain English
  • Formation of the Final Report for Exchange
  • How to keep a fully annotated set structure
  • Preparing reports on Liability
  • Preparing reports on Quantum
  • The use of photographs
  • Appropriate use of appendices
  • Resisting pressure from lawyers
  • Declarations and Statements of Truth

Attendance is free and everyone is welcome, but note that advance notification of attendees is required.  Please email rachel@wbm.co.uk to reserve your place at this event.

CPD certificates can be provided if required.

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22 May 2018   to  
Bedford Town Football Club
Meadow Lane
Cardington, MK44 3LW

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