Preparing Company Witnesses

Mark Solon, Managing Director & Solicitor, Bond Solon, UK

As witness familiarisation becomes commonplace among the litigation departments of leading City law firms there is a strong argument that it should automatically be part of the consideration of all in-house counsel when faced with big ticket litigation and all the reputational risk that entails. Mark Solon reports. Risk assessment and compliance are increasingly an integral part of in-house counsels’ day-to-day remit as the definition is expanded to encompass corporate governance and advising on the impact of ever-changing regulation and legislation. Depending on both the type and size of an organisation, legal departments are evolving to either drive or contribute to the risk management programme, with some voices in the profession maintaining that it is up to the general counsel to instil a top-down governance culture.

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United Kingdom Consultant Management April 2012 Vol. 5, No. 19, Spring 2012

Mark Solon

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Mark Solon is acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading experts on expert witnesses, investigatory practice and witness familiarisation. He is a solicitor, a qualified Attorney at Law in California and has an MSc in Shipping Trade and Finance with distinction from the City University. He has been instrumental in improving the standard of expert evidence over the last twenty years and regularly chairs conferences of up to 500 delegates as well as speaking at many conferences. He has written numerous articles relating to evidence and several books. He has in depth knowledge of the legal and evidential issues around forensic science, emergency planning, surveillance and the work of many specialist intelligence and prosecution agencies. He frequently appears on television and radio dealing with evidential issues. He has been described by one senior expert witness under his cross-examination as “the love child of Stephen Hawking and a rottweiler.” Mark founded Bond Solon in 1992 and the company has since grown to become the largest provider of law related training to non-lawyers in the UK.

Bond Solon

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Bond Solon is a leading legal training consultancy with a successful track record of delivering a range of specialist face to face and web learning training courses and qualifications targeted specifically at non-lawyers who are involved in the legal system. The sole business of Bond Solon is the provision of knowledge and skills based training for those whose roles and responsibilities require them to operate within relevant legislation, regulations, guidance and to industry-specific standards. Since 1992 in excess of 250,000 delegates have attended our programmes. Bond Solon work with many of the leading international and national law firms, government agencies, local authorities, NHS Trusts, Fire Brigades, Police Forces, major blue chip companies and expert witnesses. 


United Kingdom Consultant Management April 2012 Vol. 5, No. 19, Spring 2012
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