Boundary Disputes in the Courtroom - A Surveyors Guide
This webinar will take you through the post-report stage and into the Courtroom (and beyond).
It will help you to understand the process of litigation, the role of those who take part in it, the duties of the surveyor and Court etiquette. Many tips and descriptions of the possible pitfalls will be given from the speaker's own experience.
If you are required to give evidence in a Court or at a Tribunal then this webinar is for you.
What You Will Learn
This webinar will cover the following:
- The stages of the litigation process
- Meetings of experts - where do they fit into the process/timetable?
- The positions and responsibilities of those involved in the litigation process (the client, the barrister, the solicitor, the surveyor)
- The categories of hearings
- Attending a ‘conference with counsel’. How to prepare, what to expect and your role
- The different types of hearing:
- County Court
- High Court
- 1st Tier Tribunal
- Attending Court - what to bring with you, the sequence of events, the duty of the surveyor and the etiquette involved
- Responding to 'evidence in chief'
- Responding to 'cross examination'
- Responding to 'questions from the judge'
- Video hearings - how to prepare your room, evidence bundle, photographs etc.
- Marking out the boundary from a written judgment
- The confidence of knowing exactly where you sit in the litigation process
- An understating of the likely pitfalls when giving evidence
- The confidence to be able to deal with aggressive cross-examination
- What do you do if a barrister is hostile to you during the 'conference with counsel'?
- What you need to take to Court
- During cross-examination, if you find yourself being drawn down a path of reasoning that you do not agree with. What do you say/do?
- Key cases
This pre-recorded webinar will be streamed at 12:30pm on Tuesday 8th February 2022 and will remain available to view by delegates who have registered by then for 90 days.
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