Transnational Arbitration

#YoungITATalks London

The psychology of witness evidence and its role in tribunal decision-making

London, United Kingdom

Registration Open

6:00 – 8:00 pm (GMT+1) followed by drinks and canapés

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Overview

Presented by Young ITA

Hosted by Allen & Overy LLP

Join us for an evening of discussion and debate, followed by networking drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Recent developments, such as the ICC Report on The Accuracy of Fact Witness Memory in International Arbitration, have highlighted a growing understanding of the importance of psychology in arbitration. This panel talk considers the insights which psychology can contribute to perennial issues for tribunals. How safe is it to rely on a witness’s recollection of events as compared to contemporaneous documents? Can arbitrators tell when witness memory fails, a witness is trying to deceive them, and does technology offer any solutions? And what difference does it make when the tribunal cannot see the testimony in person, but only via a screen on the other side of the world?

Our panel, with a mix of experts from the field of psychology and experienced arbitrators, will aim to answer these questions. Along the way, they will offer both lessons from empirical research and practical tips, explaining how young practitioners can step into the mind of the tribunal.

We hope that you will be able to join us for what we are sure will be a very lively and enjoyable evening.

#YoungITATalks is a series of local events presented around the world, featuring talks, workshops or interviews that cover a wide range of subjects relating to arbitration. The #YoungITATalks series is designed for education, conversation and sharing knowledge and experiences among young practitioners.

Thanks to the generosity of our host, this event is tuition-free and includes drinks and canapés. Please register in advance to help us have an accurate headcount.

  • Katrina Limond, Young ITA UK Chair, London
  • Robert Bradshaw, Young ITA UK Vice-Chair, London
  • Professor Kimberley Wade, Professor of Psychology at the University of Warwick, Warwick
  • Christopher Newmark, arbitrator and former Chairman of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, London
  • Professor Aldert Vrij, Professor of Applied Social Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth
  • Professor Maxi Scherer, special counsel at WilmerHale, London

Schedule and Faculty

6:00 pm


Registration

6:20 pm


Welcome

Katrina Limond, Young ITA UK Chair, London

6:30 – 8:00 pm


Panel discussion: The psychology of witness evidence its role in tribunal decision-making

Our panel will discuss the latest developments and potential future trends in the application of psychology to international arbitration, including:

  • The reliability of fact witness memory
  • Witness credibility and lie detection
  • Tribunals’ evaluation of witness evidence and decision-making
  • The impact of virtual testimony

ModeratorRobert Bradshaw, Young ITA UK Vice-Chair, London

Panelists:

  • Professor Kimberley Wade, Professor of Psychology at the University of Warwick, Warwick
  • Christopher Newmark, arbitrator and former Chairman of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, London
  • Professor Aldert Vrij, Professor of Applied Social Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth
  • Professor Maxi Scherer, special counsel at WilmerHale, London

8:00 – 9:00 pm


Networking Drinks and hors d’oeuvres

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