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Expert Witness Training for Professional Engineers: New Developments in High Court Procedures - 2 PLACES REMAINING

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 14 March 2017
  • Time(s)
    9:15 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

  • 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. 


David McNeice is a Solicitor, qualified in England and Wales and a respected Legal consultant in the area of contract management and dispute resolution. David has advised some of the UK and Ireland’s largest civil engineers on contractual matters and disputes. With an insight into the contractual and commercial reality of construction disputes, David is expertly placed to provide advice on all forms of contentious and non-contentious construction and contractual matters.

David is head of Quigg Golden’s training leg, being an experienced trainer and lecturer of high standard. David is also the course leader and lecturer for the ICE Civil Engineering Law and Contract Management (NEC3) course for the ICE in Northern Ireland, Dublin and for the ICE South East Region.  David is also the Convener for the Adjudication Society Ireland Region.


Make a Booking

14 March 2017


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.