Medico-Legal Expert Witness Training – Report Writing & the Role of the Expert

Medico-Legal Expert Witness Training – Report Writing & the Role of the Expert

This medico-legal expert witness training course is designed for doctors undertaking preparation of medico-legal reports in personal injury and clinical negligence litigation cases. Experts will  receive an overview of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) with an in-depth look at part 35 and the Practice Direction to Part 35 as well as considering the Guidance for the Instruction of Experts in Civil Claims 2014. You will be introduced to the legal framework to put your role as an expert into context and be given background information on how the criminal law differs from the civil law. We will look at the hierarchy of the court structure and consider where an expert fits into that structure. There will be detailed consideration of the issues of breach of duty and causation. You will learn how to prepare excellent quality reports that will withstand scrutiny and be CPR compliant.

While this is a stand alone course, delegates may find it useful to combine this course with the Courtroom Skills for the Medical Expert course.

Venue:  Newport, South Wales.

Date:  23rd April 2018

Cost: £375 
Duration: One Day
Qualification: Certificate of attendance

Course Overview:

*  Introduction to the Legal Framework
*  An understanding of the legal process
*  Consideration of the issues relating to breach of duty and causation
*  Principles of compensation
*  Requirements of the Civil Procedure Rules (Part 35)
*  Consideration of the Guidance for the Instruction of Experts in Civil Claims 2014
*  Preparing a well-structured CPR compliant report
*  Your duties as an expert
*  The Jackson Reforms
*  Training provided by an experienced Judge

This course will provide you with the key skills to produce well written expert reports that comply with the Civil Procedure Rules.  It is a very informative day designed to fully equip you in all aspects of report writing.

Course date:

23rd April 2018

To obtain further information about all forthcoming dates:

Please call us on 01656 860644
or email us on:  admin@accordtraining.co.uk