Building and Construction Expert Witness Intensive

The engagement of an expert witness in construction litigation can make or break your case. Avoid potential expert witness disasters by attending this unique deep dive featuring a Barrister, Construction Lawyer, and Expert Witness as they show you how to work together without contaminating evidence. Consider the appointment of an expert witness, what questions to ask when instructing, the advantage of appointing a joint expert in proceedings and how best to handle challenges when they arise. 

Thursday, 6 June 2024
Early Bird Discount ends 10 May 2024 $294.00

Presenters


Brian Rom, Special Counsel, HWL Ebsworth
Brian is a construction lawyer with more than 20 years' experience. He has conducted many high value arbitrations, court proceedings, and expert determinations in Australia and internationally. These have involved complex technical matters, including claims for delay, disruption, and prolongation costs. He regularly conducts adjudications and mediations. His general disputes experience covers oil and gas, renewables, shipping, mining, logistics, property, general commercial and fraud related matters. Prior to moving to Australia in 2008, he practiced in London for eight years on multi-jurisdictional arbitrations and court proceedings. Brian is a regular speaker on construction law and general contract related topics. In the 2023 Doyle's Guide, Brian is listed as a "rising star" for construction, infrastructure and projects law matters in the Victorian legal market and as a future leading lawyer within the area.


Aaron Kyle, Building Expert, Lawyer, Mediator and Specialist Construction Consultant, Quest Associates Pty Ltd
Aaron is an admitted Lawyer having studied a combined Juris Doctor (Law) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Other qualifications include a Bachelor Construction Management (Hons), Graduate Diploma Mining Engineering and dual qualifications as a Licensed Builder / Building Practitioner in both Victoria and New South Wales. Aaron Kyle divides his time between working as an in-house consultant, Mediator and Expert Witness in construction disputes.Aaron is also the Founder of Build Hatch Pty Ltd. Build Hatch commenced life as a podcast interviewing and telling the real stories about professionals working in the building and construction industry. Build Hatch is also an online Marketplace and platform for small online businesses to sell their goods and products independently. Our purpose is to explore projects and sit down with the hard-working people involved and hear about the blood, sweat and tears - that is, the real stories behind the project and products. This concept has developed into the Build Hatch Engaged Construction Community.


Alyse Mobrici, Barrister, Young’s List
Alyse accepts briefs in commercial and public law matters. Her commercial practice encompasses banking and finance, building and construction, class actions, energy and resources, and tax (charity law). Her public law practice includes regulatory and administrative law. Alyse has advised: ESV (led by M Peckham) and AGS (unled) on matters relating to energy regulation; and VGSO on matters relating to the treaty process with Aboriginal Victorians (led by J Batrouney AM KC and E Nekvapil SC). Immediately before the Bar, Alyse was a Principal Legal Adviser at both the Department of Justice and Community Safety and the Department of Premier and Cabinet. Prior to this, Alyse was a Senior Associate at White & Case and a solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills. Alyse has a Masters of Law (First Class Honours) from the University of Melbourne and is a member of the Victorian Building Appeals Board. Alyse read with Tom Clarke. Her Senior Mentor is Daniel McInerney KC.


Samuel J Woff, Consultant, Warlows Legal
Samuel is a leading commercial construction law and construction litigation specialist, advising on complex and high-stakes project and major infrastructure disputes. With expertise in both domestic and international construction disputes and with over 10 years' experience in private practice, Samuel is passionate about delivering litigious solutions for clients that are commercial, strategic, and innovative. This includes leveraging cutting-edge technology to drive best outcomes in a contentious environment. With an established industry presence and a proven track record of delivering when the situation demands it most, Samuel is a leader in the construction law space. He maintains an active media presence in the industry, appearing in interviews, articles and as a guest speaker and expert commentator.


Michael Sharkey, Barrister, Accredited Mediator, Foley's List
Michael has a broad commercial practice with particular expertise in Building & Construction and Property disputes. Michael has a thorough knowledge of substantive law and civil procedure. The majority of Michael's matters involve complex issues of expert evidence. He has a keen interest in developing an appropriate litigation strategy with both the necessary expert evidence and the commercial interests of his clients front of mind. Michael appears both led and unled in all Courts and Tribunals. Michael is a co-author of the 6th Edition of Brookings on Building Contracts. He has published a number of articles, including in relation to substituted service, builders' duties and matters relating to the Owners Corporations Act.


Dr Kylie Weston-Scheuber, Barrister, Greens List
Dr Kylie Weston-Scheuber has a broad commercial law practice, with particular experience in the areas of contractual disputes, building and construction (including Security of Payments), consumer law, insurance, property law and corporations. Kylie has recently appeared or advised in matters in the Federal Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme and County Courts, involving issues including breach and termination of contract, adverse possession, prescriptive easements, estoppel, damages for delay, building defects (including combustible cladding), proportionate liability, security of payment claims, misleading and deceptive conduct, oppression, insurance indemnities, and unjust enrichment.

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Thursday, 6 June 2024
2.00pm to 5.30pm Australia/Sydney
CPD Points 3
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$420.00
Early Bird Discount ends 10 May 2024 $294.00
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