The Bar Council Advocacy Training Committee is presenting a talk on planning and preparation for an appeal.
It is often overlooked that most of the work for an appeal is done in the planning and preparation stages, and not on the day of the hearing.
This talk will focus on how an appellate advocate can effectively plan and prepare for an appeal in terms of how to approach the written submission and what to say on the day of the hearing. The speakers will share practical insights into their thought processes, and how they plan and prepare for an appeal.
Nahendran Navaratnam, Navaratnam Chambers
Nahendran Navaratnam is the head of Navaratnam Chambers, a dispute resolution practice in Kuala Lumpur. He is a graduate of Monash University Australia, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree, in addition to a degree in law. Nahendran has over 20 years of experience handling trial and appellate work in major corporate, commercial, and administrative law disputes for private and public listed companies, financial institutions, multinational corporations, and professional practices. He also acts in tax, libel, construction and insurance disputes.
He is noted as a “leading individual” for dispute resolution work in Malaysia by several publications including Legal 500, Chambers and Asialaw. He also practises as a chartered arbitrator, mediator, and adjudicator.
Leigh-Ann Mulcahy QC
Barrister at Fountain Court Chambers, UK Leigh-Ann Mulcahy QC is ranked by Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and Who’s Who Legal as a Leading Silk in four fields: insurance and reinsurance (in respect of which she was nominated for Insurance Silk of the Year at the Chambers and Partners Bar Awards 2016); professional negligence; product liability; and administrative and public law. She also specialises in information technology-related disputes.
She has advised and acted for the UK Government for over 23 years, and also held the appointment of First Counsel to the Welsh Government from 2013 to 2016. Leigh-Ann has wide advocacy experience at all levels and across litigation, commercial arbitration, tribunals, and inquiries. She has a particular reputation as an appellate advocate, and has appeared in five cases in the UK Supreme Court and House of Lords (in all of them, successfully).
Leigh-Ann has extensive experience of handling group /multi-party litigation, and is especially noted for cases involving complex technical or scientific evidence.
In addition to her advocacy practice, Leigh-Ann sits part-time as a Deputy High Court Judge in the UK, acts as a Senior Decision Maker for the Guernsey Financial Services Commission in financial regulatory matters, and sits as a commercial arbitrator.
She is a Fellow of the British Royal Statistical Society and a Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (“CEDR”)-accredited mediator.
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