A one-day conference

CMG, Apex Building, Blackthorn Road,
Sandyford Business District, Dublin 18

Date: 4th July 2018

This one day practical workshop is designed to give all professionals who are required to write reports or appear in court the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare yourself and update your skills to best practice standards, find out common cross examination tools lawyers use to discredit witnesses and how best to present evidence under cross-examination.

CMG events typically sell out quickly, so prompt booking is strongly advised to secure your place at the early bird rate and save €100.00 – Early Bird Rate is €395.00 + VAT (Normal rate €495.00 + VAT)

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain amount of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment.

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This is a must attend event for both experienced expert witnesses and those who are new to the role; delegates will leave this event feeling better prepared for future expert witness roles you are required to fulfil.

This one day event will be of real interest to any professional who has been called as an expert witness or expects to be in the future. Some of our previous event delegates on this topic came from sectors including, healthcare, finance, legal, consultancy, construction, engineering, architecture, government bodies, semi-state agencies, local authorities, pharmaceutical and medical device suppliers, universities and barristers to name just a few.




Registration with tea, coffee and pastries


Report Writing
Tutor: Shannon Biondi, Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library

  • How to identify the issues and the facts
  • Appropriate layout, format and style – lead by example
  • Expressing an opinion on the issues
  • Pitching the language of the report at the right level
  • Dealing with exhibits, photos, digital evidence and other graphics
  • Developing an objective and critical eye in relation to your report writing
  • Technical report writing essentials
  • The importance of staying within one’s area of expertise
  • Avoiding damaging or superfluous language


Lunch and chance to network


Courtroom Skills
Tutor: Gerry O’Sullivan, Barrister, Mulcahy McDonagh & Partners

  • Role play section – see step by step what can happen when being cross examined
  • How the adversarial system works
  • The procedures, order of events and roles of those in the adversarial systems
  • How to prepare for giving evidence
  • Taking the oath/affirmation with confidence
  • Techniques lawyers use in cross examination and how to handle them
  • How to give clear, honest and objective evidence
  • How to make appropriate use of supporting evidence, documents and notes when giving evidence
  • How to give confident and clear testimony under cross-examination


Conference Close

There will be 6 structured CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference from the CPD certification service

Shannon Biondi

Shannon Biondi

Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library

Shannon Biondi studied Law and French in Trinity College Dublin and went on to qualify as a Barrister in 2014.

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Practicing mainly in Criminal Law, she has experience in dealing with expert witnesses both in and out of Court, and has run many trials in all of the different Irish jurisdictions. Shannon has worked in the French Supreme Court and has also written articles published in several Irish law journals.

Gerry O’Sullivan

Gerry O’Sullivan

Barrister, Mulcahy McDonagh & Partners

Gerry is a highly experienced expert in construction law, & has extensive experience having worked on large & high profile educational, healthcare, commercial, residential & infrastructural projects.

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Working with Mulcahy McDonagh & Partners (MMP) since 2000, he has served on many professional committees within the Construction Industry, and is Chairperson of the Society of Chartered Surveyors’ Dispute Resolutions Committee as well as Vice Chairman of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Dispute Resolutions Standing Committee. He is currently on the panel of conciliators/arbitrators/adjudicators for the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, the CIF and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, is a member of the Ministers Panel of Adjudicators, and is an accomplished author.

CMG, Apex Building, Blackthorn Road,
Sandyford Business District, Dublin 18

SAVE €100.00 BY BOOKING THE EARLY BIRD RATE OF €395 + VAT per Person – (Closing Friday 22nd June) Normal Rate @ €495 + VAT.

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain amount of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

CMG Events Conference Discount

  • 15% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.

The rate to attend includes morning tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival at registration, mid-morning tea/coffee and pastries and full buffet lunch. You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event. 

 Tel: 01 293 4764

Email: bookings@cmgevents.ie

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