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Loquitur Instructors

Loquitur has a network of local instructors and trainers Australia wide. This uniquely allows us to provide training in person in most major capitals and to allow (where appropriate) specialised training based on the requirements of the jurisdiction in which evidence will be provided.

Barristers training witnesses

Let’s meet some of our instructors

Hugh Stowe

Barrister, 5 Wentworth Chambers, Sydney

Hugh is a very experienced practising NSW barrister, having been called to the Bar in 2000.

He has a wide ranging commercial and equity practice, appearing mostly in the NSW Supreme Court and Federal Court, doing trial and appellate work. Prior to being called to the bar, Hugh practised as a solicitor at two leading Australian firms (now King & Wood Mallesons and Herbert Smith Freehills), and was also associate to the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia.

Hugh has a Masters of Law from Cambridge, and has lectured in law at the University of Durham, UK.

Hugh has a particular academic and practical interest in the preparation, delivery and understanding of witness evidence and has published numerous articles on this. He is also a qualified mediator.

Hugh regularly cross examines both expert and factual witnesses in various proceedings across numerous jurisdictions throughout Australia and is an advocacy instructor who teaches junior barristers how to cross examine witnesses.

With his extensive practical and academic experience, his eloquent and personable teaching style, and his deep understanding of the evidential process, Hugh is uniquely placed to assist all witnesses in the delivery of their evidence to Courts, Tribunals and other judicial and quasi-judicial bodies throughout Australia and world-wide.

Maya Rozner

Barrister, Dever’s List, Melbourne

Maya has over 25 years’ experience at the commercial bar appearing in applications, directions and trials in jurisdictions from VCAT to the Supreme Court of Appeal.

She enjoys a broad based commercial practice including contract disputes, equities, trusts, partnerships, mortgages and other securities as well as property disputes, building and construction. Maya also has a specialised practice in Wills and Estates disputes.

Maya completed her Australian Mediation Training in 2004 and is an accomplished and strategic negotiator.

Maya completed her articles with Darvall McCutcheon in 1989 and worked as a commercial litigation solicitor at that firm and later at Lander & Rogers. In 1993 she was appointed an Associate at Jack Cohen, Serry & Co. On coming to the bar, Maya was extremely fortunate to read with the Honourable Justice Almond as one of only 5 readers before he took silk and his only female reader.

Maya is passionate about advocacy and is a regular contributor to the Victorian Bar Readers Course in advocacy training. Maya has travelled with the Victorian Bar International Advocacy Training Committee to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands to carry out advocacy training for local students and lawyers. In 2023 May designed and delivered a course to solicitors employed by the Office of the Solicitor General in Papua New Guinea to help improve advocacy and preparation of cases on behalf of the State. Maya also assists in the Monash University Trial Practice and Advocacy course teaching law students and has recently taught evidence at Monash for law students.

A practical and engaging instructor, Maya enjoys the chance to teach and explain the evidential process, including in particular the nuances, strategies and tactics of cross examination. Maya is able to draw on a depth of practical legal experience and a dynamic educational talent to ensure that witnesses are best placed to withstand the rigours and demands of giving evidence.

Witness training instructors

Loquitur’s materials have all been specially prepared by experienced Australian solicitors and barristers.

All materials have been prepared independently of all underlying proceedings, facts and issues.

All of Loquitur’s instructors are also necessarily independent. Our instructors are all practising barristers, experienced in the court process and have undertaken many cross examinations of expert witnesses and witnesses of fact over their careers. Our barristers are also experienced educators, who have provided advocacy and other professional training to other members of the profession throughout Australia and abroad.

As barristers, our instructors are alert to, and governed by, the respective ethical and conduct rules and regulations in their respective jurisdictions.

Our expert instructors are available for in-person familiarisation sessions across Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane and the surrounding areas throughout New South Wales, Victoria, the ACT and Queensland.

To see how we can help you please contact us.

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