Phillippa Rowe has spent over thirty years working in international insurance and reinsurance, working primarily in the areas of claims and contract wordings negotiation. She has in-depth dispute resolution experience and in addition to acting as an Expert Witness she also acts as an arbitrator, mediator and expert adviser. She has given evidence in several jurisdictions.
Phillippa is currently the Chairman of The Academy of Experts [TAE] and was the first Dean of the Faculty of Mediation & ADR.
She is an experienced tutor and teaches several TAE courses as well as delivering in-house training and seminar lectures in the insurance market. She writes and speaks widely on insurance and reinsurance and dispute resolution subjects.
Augustus Ullstein QCAugustus Ullstein is a Queen's Counsel at 39 Essex Street.
He was called to the Bar in 1970 and became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992. He is also a member of the Bar in Gibraltar.
He is Chairman of the Fellows Vetting Committee of The Academy of Experts and has a reputation for incisive cross-examination.
Augustus has built up and maintained a wide ranging practice in a number of areas including Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Product Liability, Sports Law, Construction, Insurance, Professional Negligence and Common Law. He has been involved in a number of high-profile cases including, for example, successfully acting for the families of the victims of Dr Harold Shipman in Judicial Review of the Government's refusal to hold a public Inquiry (R v Secretary of State for Health ex parte Wagstaff) 1 WLR 292. He also defended three Balfour Beatty employees in the Hatfield Rail Crash prosecution.
Recently, he took the case of Jain v Trent Strategic Health Authority to the House of Lords. Although unsuccessful there, the case is now proceeeding to the European Court of Human Rights who have accepted the complaint.
Duncan Barnes is a Chartered Accountant of many years standing. As an accountant in public practice he deals mainly with the affairs of family companies, owner managed enterprises and trusts. He began providing expert evidence in 1990 and is most often instructed in commercial, personal injury and divorce cases. He is also a mediator in business disputes and regularly provides independent advice in collaborative law processes. In recent years he has begun his own business providing training services to the legal profession and in the public sector
Owen Keane is a Barrister called in 1988 who has specialised in IT, telecomms and IP disputes since 1992.
In addition to advising a wide variety of businesses and bodies ranging from Government agencies to ‘dot.com’ and media businesses, he is a qualified mediator and former council member of the Academy of Experts. He has presented numerous courses on the duties and practice of experts in the UK and abroad.
Owen has spoken and written widely on IT and the law, including writing monthly columns for several IT and Internet magazines. Speaking invitations have included Holland, Portugal, Hong Kong and Zimbabwe. Owen has contributed to numerous books including Butterworths Countdown to 2000, Researching the Legal Web (1st ed.), and The Computer Security Reference Book. Owen also helped to formulate the widely adopted BSI definition of compliance for Year 2000.
In addition to advising and appearing in numerous IT cases, Owen appeared in the reported patents case of Charlesworth v Relay Roads, (Hoffman J.) in 1999 - 2000.