Webinar: Demystifying the role of the Expert Witness (Recording Option)

5:00pm Tuesday, 17 October 2023
Recorded Webinar

Join us for the online launch of the Expert Witness Information Paper which aims to demystify the complex world of the Quantum Expert Witness, and to inspire the next generation of quantity surveyors to explore the potential career opportunities.

The webinar will feature an introduction to the Information Paper from Stephen Bolt, Quantum Expert at WT Partnership with testifying experience dealing with Building, Infrastructure, Oil & Gas and Mining disputes across Australia & New Zealand. 

With real-worked experience, Stephen will then give an overview of his journey to becoming one of the most in-demand Quantum Experts through his career in quantity surveying. 

Derek Hand, distinguished barrister at Greenway Chambers, will then talk through some case studies showcasing the interplay between the expert witness and their place in the legal system before a court or tribunal.

About the speakers:

Stephen Bolt MAIQS, National Manager - Contracts, Claims and Dispute Services, WT Partnership
Stephen, a Member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, has over 40 years of experience in cost management and dispute services. His expertise covers various construction sectors, including civil engineering, marine, infrastructure, building, mechanical, and electrical. Specialising in major infrastructure projects, Steve offers valuable services such as estimate validations, reporting, commercial and risk management, and project controls. He excels in construction dispute resolution, engaging in mediation, arbitration, adjudication, and litigation, serving as an advocate, independent expert, and testifying in court.

Derek Hand, Barrister, Greenway Chambers
Derek Hand is a specialist commercial barrister with particular expertise in construction & infrastructure law and land law.

Derek advises on and appears in disputes concerning infrastructure projects, commercial projects and residential developments, at both first instance and on appeal, in NSW, Queensland, the ACT and Victoria. He also regularly appears in private arbitrations and mediations.

Event information:

Price: $28 (incl. GST) AIQS Members // $40 (incl. GST) Non-Members
CPD: 1 point

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