Conducting an effective expert determination
25 July 2017
Contracting parties have sought to resolve their differences about specialised issues (eg market rent) by agreeing to be bound by the determination of an independent expert (such as an expert valuer) for many years. In more recent times, this approach has been extended to resolve a much broader range of disputes. This has enabled parties to obtain the same quality and certainty of judicial or arbitral decision-making without the attendant cost or delay.
Join your Chapter and our guest speaker John McKenna QC to consider issues relating to expert determinations including:
- the rise of this form of dispute resolution;
- the key legal principles which govern expert determinations;
- the practical advantages and disadvantages of this approach;
- practical tips for the effective conduct of an expert determination.
About John McKenna QC
John McKenna QC was admitted to the Queensland Bar in 1984, and has practised from the Level 16&17 Quay Central chambers in Brisbane since their foundation in 1990. He took silk in 2002. Mr McKenna has a commercial practice, with a particular interest in appellate matters. He also conducts mediations and expert determinations.
He is the Chairman of the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for the State of Queensland, a member of the Supreme Court Library Committee, the President of the University of Queensland Law Graduates Association and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Queensland. His publications include Supreme Court of Queensland: A Concise History (UQP, 2012).
He is a graduate of the University of Queensland, holding the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Economics) (1982) and Bachelor of Laws (with First Class Honours) (1984). After a short period working with the Brisbane firm of Feez Ruthning (now Allens), he undertook postgraduate study at Magdalen College, Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar, graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Law (with First Class Honours) (1985).