Do You Need to Accurately Record the Proceedings of an Expert Conclave or a Joint Conference?
Expert conclaves or joint conferences are private meetings where expert witnesses in the same field of expertise confer and endeavour to reach an agreement. The experts are required to prepare a joint report, specifying matters agreed upon, not agreed upon, and any reasons for any disagreement, called a “joint report”. Often the conclave is facilitated by an experienced facilitator. It is highly unusual for lawyers, advisers, and clients to be permitted to attend a conclave.