Learning & events

PDG event | Giving expert evidence in Court – pitfalls for the unwary - A retired judge's perspective

with The Hon. Robert McDougall QC

Thursday 28 November 2019 | Sydney

His Honour Robert McDougall QC recently retired after a long and distinguished career first at the NSW Bar and then on the Bench of the NSW Supreme Court. During his time on the bench His Honour presided over many building and construction cases which required expert evidence. As a result he has a very unique insight into the “pitfalls for the unwary” in this important area. Please join us to hear some of his experiences, insights and anecdotes with us at this event which will be co-hosted by Colin Biggers & Paisley in their Sydney offices.


About the presenters

The Hon Robert McDougall QC

Robert graduated with Honours in Arts in 1967, and with Honours in Law in 1971. He practiced as a solicitor from 1972 to 1974 and commenced practice at the bar in 1975. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990.

Robert was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in August 2003. He sat primarily in the Commercial List, hearing and deciding many major commercial and construction cases. He retired from the Court in January 2019 and has returned to private practice as an Arbitrator, Referee and Mediator, principally in the areas of commercial and construction law.

Robert holds the position of Adjunct Professor, School of Law at the University of Technology Sydney. He has lectured in equity and commercial law. He has delivered numerous papers on a wide variety of topics, including expert evidence, at national and international conferences.

Thanks to Colin Biggers & Paisley for generously supporting this event.