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Expert Witness Training for Professional Engineers

  • Date(s)
    Monday, 23 April 2018
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €375
    Non-Members: €425

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

  • CPD Credit
    7 hours   C2


Expert witness work is becoming more prevalent in Ireland, and has expanded beyond the remit of merely providing testimony in a witness box, and into a complex, and often convoluted process. This course aims to provide an introduction into what is expected from an expert witness, and each step along the way from dispute to cross-examination and determinations. 

Course aim

This course is aimed at providing a comprehensive overview of how to give expert witness testimony, the preparation for trial and creation of documentation.  This course will also cover expert witness work for professional engineers, and the practicalities of being an expert witness.

With changes in the law and the High Court Procedures coming into affect from 1st October 2016, the admitting and giving expert evidence is going to be impacted dramatically.  This course gives a detailed overview of how the role of an expert witness will change, and what you can expect when you are asked to provide evidence.

This course will look at both the theory and practice behind giving expert witness testimony in all forms of dispute and ADR. It will also focus on the role of the witness and tips at how to develop skills when giving evidence. A mock cross-examination led by Mr. James Golden, an Adjudicator and Barrister (np) will also be included. 

Learning objectives

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Have a knowledge of what is expected of an expert witness
  • Have an insight into the different types of processes and procedures within dispute resolution
  • Have exposure to examination and cross-examination when giving evidence
  • Gain an understanding of what is required to prepare for giving evidence

Who should attend

This course will be of interest to any individual involved in construction or engineering who requires an insight and practical experience of giving testimony and working as an expert witness. This course is also of interest for legal professionals working within the industry. 


James Golden, BEng, LLB, CEng, FICE, MCIArb, FInstCES, MRICS.
James is a Barrister, Chartered Engineer and Surveyor. He is widely experienced in all aspects of construction claims and dispute resolution. Always commercially minded, he has a reputation of grasping the key issues quickly and thoroughly with the ability to explain them to decision makers and clients alike. James' experience includes advocating for clients and acting as an expert witness. He acts as Contract Administrator, Employer’s Representative and/or Project Manager and also acts as an examiner of the Institution of Civil Engineers.


Make a Booking

23 April 2018


Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.