Expert Evidence in Australia and Japan


Expert Evidence in Australia and Japan

Room 920, Level 9
185 Pelham Street


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T: 03 8344 6847

Complex cases often require expert knowledge to achieve appropriate resolution in the eyes of the parties and society. But it is challenging for judges who don't have specific expertise or experience in the relevant field to decide those cases. For ordinary civil cases requiring expertise, parties in Australia bring experts to the court and the cases are resolved by examining their opinions. On the other hand, in Japan, the courts appoint experts and solve those cases based on their opinions. This seminar will focus on how ordinary civil cases which need expertise are resolved in Japan and highlight the differences in ways of thinking of solutions for these cases between Australia and Japan.


  • Judge Yuri Takemura
    Judge Yuri Takemura, Yokohama District Court