This presentation is the third in a serious of four presentations by Queensland Young Lawyers (QYL) and Level Twenty Seven Chambers addressing essential knowledge and skills for young lawyers.
Links to the previous two presentations in the series are provided in the ‘Materials’ section at the bottom of this page.
What will the seminar cover?
Affidavit preparation, expert reports and expert witnesses are de rigueur in court proceedings. Their accuracy and relevance can be decisive in the outcome of a matter.
The speakers will host a live update to clarify:
- Procedural rules concerning the preparation of affidavits
- Essential issues when preparing affidavits
- Tips for how to approach preparing affidavits
- The role of experts, expert reports and lawyers in preparing affidavits
Who should attend?
This is a valuable session for all lawyers seeking a solid foundation in preparing affidavit and witness material for court proceedings.
Kristi Riedel (Barrister, Level Twenty Seven Chambers)
Within her commercial law practice, Kristi has extensive experience in all facets of insurance law, is well-versed in assisting clients in matters concerning employment law and land law, in addition to defamation matters and acts for defendants in work, health and safety prosecutions across various industries. Kristi is recommended by Doyle’s Guide and Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers® for insurance law.
Rachel De Luchi (Barrister, Level Twenty Seven Chambers)
Rachel has a combined commercial and public law practice. The former covers a wide range of areas and industries, but with a particular focus on building and construction, intellectual property, and media and defamation law. Her specialist expertise in defamation law is recognised by Australian Financial Review Best Lawyers®. Acting for both individuals and public bodies, Rachel’s extensive administrative law practice, which is predominantly judicial and merits review, encompasses health, local government and regulatory law, as well as public law cases affecting the building regulator.
Sarah Spottiswood (Barrister, Level Twenty Seven Chambers)
Practising in both commercial and public law, Sarah has a strong track record acting for government departments, public bodies and regulators in public law litigation having worked as a solicitor for the United Kingdom and Australian governments since her admission to practice in 2013. Her particular experience lies in environment, infrastructure and planning matters, as well as constitutional and administrative law litigation. Sarah has a significant background in international law.
There are limited places to watch the presentation in person at Level Twenty Seven Chambers. Interested parties can also attend online. Please register via the QYL website.
- Press the ‘play’ button on the video thumbnail below.
- Complete the form.
- Press the ‘play’ button again on the video thumbnail below.
The presentation is free to view. For further information, please contact Tamara McCombe on +61 7 3008 3927.
A transcript of the presentation is published below.
The speakers’ PowerPoint is published below.
Presentation 1: Court Etiquette – Working with the Bar and Persuading the Bench
Presentation 2: Rules of Pleading and Further and Better Particulars