What is cross-examination? What is its objective? When should you cross-examine? When must you cross-examine? How do you cross-examine? What are the common mistakes, and how do you avoid making them?
The principles of cross-examination have remained the same over the ages and across borders. This seminar aims to provide young lawyers with answers to these questions, as well as useful tips to start them off with confidence when conducting a commercial or civil trial.
Ira Biswas was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in July 1987, having been called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1986. She joined the firm of Chooi & Company as a pupil in 1986 and has been a partner in Chooi & Company’s Dispute Resolution department since 1992. She was certified as a “Tutor Trainer Trial Advocacy” by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 2011 and has been involved in the Advocacy Training Programme run by the Bar Council since 2011. She has also joined the teaching faculty in South Africa and East Malaysia. Her key areas of practice are commercial litigation, commercial frauds and insolvency law. She is currently the Chairperson of the Bar Council Advocacy Training Committee.
James Khong (LLB, Warwick) (Barrister, Gray’s Inn) was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2003. James teaches regularly in the basic advocacy courses and in the appellate and handling of financial expert witnesses courses in Malaysia. In 2015, he was invited as an advocacy trainer to teach in the Intermediate Advocacy Course in South Africa, the Handling of Financial Expert Witnesses Course in Hong Kong, and the Essential Trial Advocacy Course in Western Australia. In 2016, he joined the teaching faculty in the Pupils Advocacy Training Course, Hong Kong, and the Advocacy Teacher Training Course in Ireland. In 2017, James taught in the Pupils Advocacy Training Course in Singapore. He is currently the Co-Deputy Chairperson of the Bar Council Advocacy Training Committee.
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