On 19 January 2016 (1st week), we will be joined by Justice John Sackar of the Supreme Court of New South Wales who will be discussing the issue of cross examination. The session will encompass discussion of both the preparation and execution of effective cross examination, as well as providing fascinating historical context to the practice. There will be time for discussion after Justice Sackar's presentation. Refreshments will be provided.

Justice Sackar was appointed to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in February 2011 and sits in the Equity and Commercial Divisions of the court. Prior to his appointment, Justice Sackar was admitted as a solicitor in 1973 and worked in that role for a large Sydney firm then called Dawson Waldron, which has recently become Ashursts. He was admitted to the bar in New South Wales in 1975 and after twelve years in 1987 was appointed Queens Counsel. Justice Sackar had a diverse practice initially in libel and medical negligence, but in the years prior to his appointment as a judge he specialised in large commercial cases. He practised as a trial lawyer but also appeared regularly in appeals both in Australia in the Court of appeal and in the High Court of Australia. He also appeared in the Privy Council especially in cases from South East Asia. He was called to Middle Temple in 2006 and practised from 4-5 Grays Inn Square, London.