SCPA Training Monday 27th February 2023

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CPA Scotland Training Monday 27th February 2023

When: Monday 27th February 2023
Location: Lands Tribunal for Scotland, George Street, Edinburgh
Timings: Registration: 13.40, Start: 14.00; Close: 16.00
CPD Hours: 2.00 Hours
Price: Free for CPA Members and Non Members
In November 2022, CPA Scotland ran the session “Requirements and Responsibilities of an Expert Witness” for those who find themselves heading towards a hearing before the Lands Tribunal for Scotland (LTS).

In part 2, we shall see how the evidence of an Expert Witness plays out in the Tribunal, as two Experts take the stand in a mini-mock LTS hearing. We have leading practitioners who will role play and you, the audience, will be observers.

CPAS is delighted that not only has the new Lord President of the LTS granted permission for the event to take place within the courtroom at George House, but, also that he and Ralph Smith KC will be in attendance.

Why attend?:

Giving evidence can be a daunting prospect for even the most experienced practitioners. Having discussed the role and responsibilities of an Expert Witness in part 1, this session will let you see how (and how not) to do it in practice and hopefully take some of the mystique out of the process. In particular, you will see:

  • The process which is followed when an Expert Witness takes the stand.
  • Examination in chief; cross-examination; and re-examination.
  • Pitfalls to avoid.
  • Lessons learned.


Dougie Bowers, Valuation Office Agency
Keith Petrie, FG Burnett Ltd
Alasdair Sutherland, Burness Paull LLP
Elaine Farquharson-Black, Brodies Solicitors
James Findlay KC, Terra Firma Chambers
Fergus Colquhoun, Terra Firma Chambers

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