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The Engineer as an Expert Witness

  • Date(s)
    Thursday, 28 February 2013
  • Time(s)
    From 7:00 PM
  • Venue
    Moot Court (Room BM-015), University of Limerick

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About the event

This event will consist of two parts:
Part 1
John Garrett will present a lecture entitled “The Engineer as an Expert Witness”, explaining the role and duties of the expert witness.  Key aspects of the Law Reform Commission’s Consultation Paper on Expert Evidence (LRC CP 52 – 2008) will be addressed in anticipation of the LRC report due later this year.  The presentation will demonstrate how to write an excellent report and describe the preparation necessary by the Expert prior to giving evidence in court.  
Part 2
A mock Civil Trial in the Moot Court, presided over by Circuit Court Judge Tom O’Donnell will take place immediately after the presentation.  This will relate to a personal injury claim resulting from an industrial accident.  Two expert witnesses (engineers) will be cross-examined by practising barristers representing the plaintiff and defendant.  It will demonstrate skills to remain in control and deal with cross-examination confidently and professionally. 

About the speakers

John Garrett has given evidence as an expert witness in civil action court cases and arbitrations on many occasions throughout his career. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Ireland. He is on Engineers Ireland's panel of conciliators and is a mediator accredited by Mediation Forum Ireland.  He is Director of John T Garrett & Associates.


Admission is free and all are welcome.  However, places at this event are limited and must be prebooked by e-mailing - booking closed