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The Actuary as an Expert in Legal Proceedings: New Actuarial Profession Standard


The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is introducing a new mandatory Actuarial Profession Standard (APS) in relation to members instructed (or contemplating instructions) to act as an expert in legalproceedings:

Actuarial Profession Standard X3: The Actuary as an Expert in Legal Proceedings

The Professional Standards Directory is designed to permit members and others to access the IFoA Actuarial Profession Standards, together with the current Financial Reporting Council Standards.

The IFoA had previously consulted upon a proposal to introduce a new Actuarial Profession Standard (APS) relating to actuaries instructed as expert witnesses or
expert advisers.

Version 1.0 of APS X3 comes into effect on 1 January 2015. This replaces the existing Information and Assistance Note: The Actuary as an Expert Witness, which will be withdrawn at the same time.

The APS is accompanied by a detailed guide, which is intended to assist those who are instructed as expert witnesses or expert advisers, as well as those thinking about accepting such instructions.

The guide is focused primarily upon UK legal proceedings, but the Institute anticipates that the guidance might be useful in other jurisdictions as well.

Talking Life
Court Skills and Expert Witness Training (2 day)
Starting 12th February 2015 09:00 in Manchester
Starting 17th June 2015 09:00 in London
Starting 19th june 2015 09:00 in Bristol
Contact: Tel: 0151 632 0662
Web: www.talkinglife.co.uk

Bond Solon
Courtroom Skills (1 day)
Starting 08 Jan 2015 09:30 in London
Starting 03 Feb 2015 09:30 in London
Starting 24 Feb 2015 09:30 in Manchester
Starting 10 Mar 2015 09:30 in London

Cross-Examination Day (1 day)
Starting 09 Jan 2015 09:30 in London
Starting 04 Feb 2015 09:30 in London
Starting 25 Feb 2015 09:30 in Manchester
Starting 11 Mar 2015 09:30 in London

Civil Procedure Rules for Expert Witnesses Certificate
Starting 05 Feb 2015 09:30 in London
Starting 26 Feb 2015 09:30 in Manchester

Excellence in Report writing
Starting 07 Jan 2015 09:30 in London
Starting 02 Feb 2015 09:30 in London
Starting 23 Feb 2015 09:30 in Manchester
Starting 09 Mar 2015 09:30 in London

Experts Meeting Overview
Starting 21 Apr 2015 09:30 in London
Contact: Tel: 020 7549 2549 Web: www.bondsolon.com

Dispute Resolution Conference
London, 28 Jan 2015
Practical contract, risk and relationship mechanisms for avoidance The annual RICS Dispute Resolution Conference will focus on practical contract, risk and relationship mechanisms for a quick resolve or dispute avoidance in your commercial projects. Each session will examine in depth current successful and unsuccessful practice in order for you to take back practical knowledge of dispute resolution for immediate implementation. Speakers will present new options in contracts, best practice case-studies and essential skills around negotiation, engagement and relationships. Ultimately, you will gain a commercial perspective to manage and mitigate risk,  improve the connection with your supply chain adding immense value to your projects. To find out more or to book, contact RICS Training: Web: www.rics.org/uk/training-events Tel:0207 695 1600

RICS BIM Conference 2015
London, 12 February 2015
Returning for the 4th year with clear guidance from experts on how BIM is used on projects, in various sectors, and the experiences of the practices on their journey of implementing BIM

The Law Society
Legal Aid Annual Conference 2015
London, 19th March 2015, 9.00am-5.00pm
The Law Society’s fourth legal aid conference will provide up to date information and relevant business advice to help support practitioners operating in difficult times. This essential event, presented by subject matter experts, will include two plenary sessions and practical breakout sessions covering:
• Digital working in crime and civil
• Financial health check for your firm
• Managing your legal aid contract
• Maximising your criminal fee
• Benefits of in house advocacy
• Operating under LASPO’

The Law Society – Recent Developments at the European Court of Human Rights
London, 12th March 2015, 6.00-8.00pm

The Law Society – The European Court of Human Rights and international criminal law
London, 5th March 2015, 6.00-8.00pm

On the Historicity of Financial Crime
London, UCL Laws, Bentham House 10th February 2015,

UCL – Common Law and Statute in the Law of Employment
London, UCL Laws, Bentham House 12th March 2015, 6.00-7.00pm

The Academy of Experts
All courses based in London

TAE offers a comprehensive range of training programmes for Expert Witnesses and Mediators. This enables both TAE members and others to develop
their skills, and undertake Continuous Professional Development activity.
Courses range from basic Role and Responsibilities through to the requirements of Procedure Rules and the practice of Giving Evidence.

17th Feb Advanced Courtroom Skills
18th to 19th Feb Expert Determination
25th - 26th Feb Foundation Course
27th Feb Procedure Rules
19th Mar Into Court
22nd to 23rd Apr Foundation Course
12th May Law
13th May Procedure Rules
12th Jun Into Court
24th - 25th Jun Foundation Course
16th - 17th Sep Foundation Course
18th Sep Procedure Rules
30th Sep Into Court
01-Oct Law
17th - 18th Nov Foundation Course
25th Nov Into Court
26th Nov Procedure Rules

The Academy of Experts
3 Gray's Inn Square,
London WC1R 5AH
DX 283 - London, Chancery Lane

Forensics Expo
Forensics Europe Expo, 21 - 22 April 2015, Olympia, London is the only premier dedicated international exhibition and conference for the entire forensic sector and supply chain.
The 2014 edition of the show was a huge success with leading UK and International forensics professionals coming together to network, learn, and source new products and innovations. The event was a hive of activity with numerous show floor product demonstrations running alongside a top-level conference programme.
The 2015 event promises to be bigger and better with over 100 global exhibitors showcasing their latest innovations to an audience of senior buyers and specifiers.

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
10 Feb - Introduction to Mediation
17 – 18 Feb - Accelerated Route to Membership (International Arbitration)
10 March Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution
12 March Introduction to Construction Adjudication
16 – 23 March Commercial Mediation Training

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators,
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