Expert Witness Training for Engineers

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Organisation profile

With over 25 years’ industry experience, Quigg Golden has become a market leader in the provision of concise and practical contract management, procurement law and dispute resolution advice to the construction industry.  We have acted for employers (both public and private), contractors, sub-contractors and consultants.
Quigg Golden specialise in;
• Procurement;
• Dispute Resolution;
• Contract Drafting & Risk Assessment; and

• Training and Professional Development.

Training aim

This course is aimed at providing a comprehensive overview of Expert Witness work, and the practicalities of being an expert witness.

Learning objectives

This course will look at both the theory and practice behind giving expert witness testimony in all forms of construction and engineering dispute and ADR.
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
• Exposure to examination and cross examination when giving evidence

• Be able to know what is required to prepare for giving evidence

Course outline

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 introductory course into what is expected from an expert witness, and each step along the way from dispute to cross examination and determinations.

It will also focus on the role of the witness and tips at how to develop skills when giving evidence.  

Trainer's profile

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.

Course duration

1 day - 09:00 - 16:30

Assessment & certification

CPD Hours

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.