Event Date/Time: Jun 18, 2004
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A Professional Engineer in Industry holds a very responsible position and is not immune from having to account for his/her actions formally. The law may require an Engineer to appear in court for many reasons, corporate manslaughter following a catastrophic accident, litigation regarding products or suppliers, a failure to comply with Health & Safety, are just three. Equally the professional expertise of an engineer may be utilised as an Expert Witness providing specialist advice to assist the court make the correct decision.

This seminar will arm you with the information that will help you conduct your business and be prepared for any eventuality.

The seminar is being run in conjunction with Bond Solon, the UK's leading witness and evidence training and consultancy company. Bond Solon remain the only company specialising solely in the training of expert, professional witnesses and witnesses of fact. They are the only firm in the country to be accredited by the Law Society for witness training.

As a Professional Engineer with considerable expertise, you may be considering working as an Expert Witness. This seminar will provide you with excellent information that will be invaluable in your quest. It is essential however, that before you undertake these Expert duties you receive the correct training. Either way any skill upgrading of a Professional Engineer is an essential element of continued professional development.

Bond Solon will be announcing a discount scheme during the seminar for delegates who undertake training with them. Discounts will be offered on the very basic requirements (two one day courses that consider report writing and courtroom procedure) and on the full five day courses that lead to the Cardiff University Expert Witness Certificate (the report writing and courtroom procedure forms part of this).

Chair: Ms Carolyn Griffiths BSc(Hons) CEng FIMech, Chief Inspector of Rail Accidents, RAIB.

10.00 Opening Address - TBA

10.15 The Specialist Engineer In Court, An Actual Case.
Mike Neale OBE BSc FREng FIMechE

10.45 The English Courts and Legal Team's Requirements when Providing Specialist Advice
Mark Solon, Creative Director, Bond Solon Training Ltd

11.15 Coffee

1130 Preparation to provide the Specialist Advice. How to become an Expert Witness. Training Opportunities and Programmes.
Mark Solon, Creative Director, Bond Solon Training Ltd

12.00 The Importance of Becoming Registered and Accredited as an Expert Witness.
Alan Kershaw, Chief Executive, Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners

12.45 Questions

13.00 Lunch

Chair: Roger Denniss CEng, FIMechE, HonFSOE, HonFIRTE

14.00 Demonstration of a Professional Engineer in Court.
Mark Solon, Creative Director, Bond Solon Training Ltd and David Atton

14.30 Note Taking, Information Recording and Presenting Evidence.
Ken Smart CBE CEng FRAeS, Chief Inspector of Air Accidents, AAIB

15.00 Presenting Evidence, Another Field.
Vaughan Cole MSc BSc(Hons) CEng MIMechE MIOH, HM Principle Inspector of Health & Safety (Mechanical Engineering)

15.30 Refreshments

15.45 You Are an Expert Witness
Professor Murray Mackay OBE FREng FIMechE, Professor Emeritus for Transport Safety

16.15 Questions and Discussion with presenters

16.45 Seminar close


Additional Information

Member IMechE £180 (VAT £31.5 Total £211.5) Member Co-sponsoring Organisation £180 (VAT £31.5 Total £211.5) Non-Member £220 (VAT £38.5 Total £258.5) Student £60 (VAT £10.5 Total £70.5) Retired £60 (VAT £10.5 Total £70.5)