Previous month Previous day Next day Next month
By Year By Month By Week Today Search Jump to month
Download as iCal file
UPDATED! Online Foundational Training Course: Expert Evidence and the Expert Witness
Thursday 15 October 2020, 09:00am - 01:00pm
Hits : 5882
Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

UPDATE: Dr Colin Ong QC joins our other distinguished speakers: Prof Leslie Chew SC, Dr Tan Teng Hooi, Mr John Gibson and Mr. Iain Potter.


This half-day webinar seeks to provide an introduction to the world of Experts and expert evidence and will examine the role of evidence in disputes resolution, both in the courts and before other tribunals such as arbitral tribunals.  Participants will be acquainted with the law relating to opinion evidence (expert testimony), the role of experts in dispute resolution and the relevant Singapore law applicable to expert evidence. 

This webinar will be useful for those who come from a technical background and has aspirations of acting as an expert witness.  It would also provide a ‘basic refresher’ for those who are already practising as expert witnesses. 

The webinar is in two parts.  The first part will be a lecture but with an interactive element so that participants may ask questions and discuss relevant issues on the topics as the webinar progresses.  The second part will be a panel discussion by practicing experts moderated by the lecturer, again with opportunity to engage the panelists.

Participants who attend the Course in full will receive a Certificate of Participation from APIEx.
Who Should Attend
All those who practise as lawyers, experts and those who instruct lawyers and experts as well as those aspiring to practise as experts.
Part 1:  
0900 – 1000
  • Overview of the dispute process
  • Law of evidence
  • Court and arbitration processes

- Prof Leslie Chew SC

1000 - 1010 Break
1010 - 1110
  • The Expert and Expert evidence
  • The role of an expert
  • Discussions based on case studies

- Prof Leslie Chew SC

Part 2:  
1110 - 1140

Expert’s Viewpoint:

  • Forensic Accounting – Mr. Iain Potter
  • Marine Engineering– Mr. John Gibson
  • Civil & Structural Engineering – Dr Tan Teng Hooi
1140 - 1240

Panel Discussion with Experts moderated by Prof Leslie Chew SC

Special Guest Speaker & Panellist: Dr. Colin Ong QC - Queen's Counsel, 36 Stone (London); Chartered Arbitrator and Counsel, Eldan Law LLP (Singapore); Senior Partner, Dr Colin Ong Legal Services (Brunei)

Panellists:  Mr. John Gibson, Mr. Iain Potter, Dr. Tan Teng Hooi

1240 - 1300


 About the Facilitator/Speakers

Prof. Leslie Chew SC - President, Asia Pacific Institute of Experts; Dean, School of Law at the Singapore University of Social Sciences; Senior Consultant, RHT Law Asia LLP, Singapore
Prof. Leslie Chew SC is the Dean of the School of Law at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. He graduated from law school in the then University of Singapore (now NUS) in 1978 and is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He is also a Solicitor of England & Wales. He was appointed a Senior Counsel by the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2000 and continues to practice as a Consultant at Withers KhattarWong, primarily at the Commercial Bar. He began his professional career in the Singapore Legal Service and was a Deputy Public Prosecutor and State Counsel with the Ministry of Defence. He was a lawyer in KhattarWong (now Withers KhattarWong, Singapore) for 20 years and was a joint Managing Partner from 1999 to 2006. In 2007, he was appointed a District Judge. He subsequently held office as a Senior District Judge overseeing the Civil Justice Division of the State Courts (then the Subordinate Courts) until he retired from the Singapore Legal Service in March of 2014. Upon retiring from the Singapore Legal Service, he returned to private practice, re-joining his previous firm of KhattarWong LLP. In the course of his career as a lawyer of almost 40 years’ experience both in private practice and public service, Leslie has had a wide practice covering most areas of commercial law including international arbitration. He is a past President and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Mr. John Gibson – Director of Asia, Marine Engineer, Brookes Bell Singapore
Mr. John Gibson was at sea for twenty years before joining the Brookes Bell in 1996. He is a Chartered Engineer, with a Master’s degree, and since 2001 John has been a partner at Brookes Bell. An expert in his field, John uses his extensive consultancy and investigative experience to provide comprehensive assessments of marine and offshore casualties and disputes. The type of investigations John conducts are as diverse as they are thorough. As a member of the Institution of Fire Engineers John also reports on fatal and non-fatal fires. John has provided technical evidence for court proceedings and arbitration around the world and for the last 6 years he has been based in Singapore having set up the Brookes Bell office there. John is also a supporting member of the LMAA and a member of SCMA



Dr. Colin Ong QC - Queen's Counsel, 36 Stone (London); Chartered Arbitrator and Counsel, Eldan Law LLP (Singapore); Senior Partner, Dr Colin Ong Legal Services (Brunei)

Dr Colin Ong QC sits as arbitrator and act as lead counsel in diverse areas, including: banking/infrastructure projects/mining/energy disputes/information technology/intellectual property/ shipping. He has worked under diverse arbitration rules including: AAA/BANI/CIETAC/HKIAC/ICC/ICDR/KCAB/KLRCA/LCIA/LMAA/OIC/ SCMA/SIAC/TAI/UNCITRAL and WIPO rules. He is listed as a top 30 elite arbitration practitioner by the biennial Expert Guides–Best of the Best: Arbitration (2017&2019) and listed as a Thought Leader by Who's Who Legal in Arbitration; Construction; and Commercial Litigation. Feedback includes: "an extremely creative and charismatic lawyer... the best cross-examiner...a star performer with a brilliant legal mind, and an excellent advocate with a compelling style." (Chambers & Partners Asia 2019); “a top person in the field...always very well prepared". (C&P Most-in-Demand Arbitrators 2019). "...extensive recommendations from peers around the world for his strong work as arbitrator, also winning widespread plaudits for his work as lead counsel in both civil andcommon law matters." (WWL Arbitration 2020). He is the author of several texts including on advocacy and arbitration.  Languages include English, Chinese and Malay/Bahasa Indonesia.

Mr. Iain Potter – Partner, Matson Driscoll & Damico Pte Ltd
Mr. Iain Potter specialises in litigation support and expert witness assignments, in particular those involving business valuations or complex loss of profits claims. He has been instructed as an expert in proceedings before courts and arbitral tribunals in a number of jurisdictions including the UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Australia and the BVI and has been appointed as a tribunal expert in an UNCLOS arbitration. He is currently pursuing a number of areas of research, including a PhD with the University of Leicester and is overseeing research projects with teams from the National University of Singapore’s Business School, focussing on shareholder derivative actions and on Singapore-listed companies’ cost of capital. Iain is a Fellow of the Expert Witness Institute and a founding Committee Member of the Institute’s Singapore branch.

Dr. Tan Teng Hooi - Associate Professor and the Head of the Building and Project Management Programme, School of Science and Technology, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Dr. Tan Teng Hooi is presently an Associate Professor and the Head of the Building and Project Management Programme, School of Science and Technology, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS). He is a Chartered Engineer and Professional Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK) and the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES). In his thirty-nine years of engineering career, he has worked in the academia where he lectures, conducts research, provides consultancy in civil and structural engineering and in the industry as a practitioner. He has also served in many technical committees on standards in SPRING Singapore relating to the construction industry and has served as an Expert Witness in several cases in Singapore.

Registration Fees

APIEx Members

Member of Supporting Organisations:

1. Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

2. Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb)

3. Society of Construction Law (Singapore) SCL(S)

4. Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers Singapore (SNAMES)

5. The Institution of Engineering Singapore (IES)

6. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Others S$180

Download Brochure HERE.

Supporting Organisations



Continuing Professional Development

BCA 4 CET Hours SISV 2 CPD Hours
RICS 3 CPD Hours    
Location Zoom Webinar
Registrations are now closed
Go to top