Farris Partner, Nick Hooge, recently co-chaired The Advocates’ Society’s “Examining and Cross-Examining Experts” program. This popular skills-building course brought together experienced trial lawyers and judges to explore practical issues relating to expert evidence and offer winning strategies on how to choose, use, prepare, examine and challenge expert witnesses. The session also included a hands-on skills workshop where participants had the opportunity to practise and refine their examination and cross-examination skills.
Nick Hooge is a Partner in Farris’ Litigation group, and has appeared in all levels of courts in British Columbia, as well as in the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Canada and a variety of administrative tribunals. Nick has experience in a wide range of complex civil and commercial matters, with particular expertise in public utilities regulation and in class actions matters. In the latter area, he has regularly acted as defence counsel in class action proceedings involving securities law, competition law and consumer protection claims.