Expert Witness
Accreditation

Accreditation is becoming increasingly important in expert witness work.

It shows that you are working to the highest standards of medico-legal practice – completing regular training and keeping up to date with the latest changes and development in the law and expert witness work.

Expert witness training certification

Our medico-legal accreditation is a quality mark and it is available to all delegates who have completed our two-day expert witness training or our four online courses.

There are two tiers of accreditation – the first for those who are in the early stages of their medico-legal careers (Expert Accreditation) and the second for those who are more experienced (Senior Expert Accreditation). The application fee is the same for both, but the process differs.

All accredited experts must undertake six hours of CPD each year to maintain their accreditation. 

We will request CPD certification and references at each annual renewal.

Inspire MediLaw Expert Accreditation

Expert accreditation is the first tier of accreditation.

This accreditation is open to expert witnesses who:

  • are new to this area of work
  • have provided only a few reports in their practice to date.

To achieve expert accreditation, you must:

  • take and pass an online multiple-choice assessment
  • submit a short reflective piece on your experience of the training
  • submit a satisfactory report based on a clinical scenario.

Start the Expert Accreditation process now

What happens next

Once you have completed the application process, you will receive details about the multiple-choice assessment. You must score at least 80% in the assessment to progress to the next steps in the accreditation process.

Once you have passed the assessment, we will be touch with details about the requirements for the reflective piece and the report.

Accreditation renewal

If you achieve accreditation, you will need to pay a small annual admin fee (£25 + VAT) each year for the accreditation renewal.

To maintain your accreditation status, you must provide evidence of six hours of medico-legal CPD per year (either with Inspire MediLaw or another provider) and provide a reference from a solicitor who instructs you.

Inspire MediLaw Senior Expert Accreditation

Senior Expert Accreditation is the second tier of accreditation.

This is open to established expert witnesses who have an existing practice and regularly provide medico-legal expert evidence.

For Senior Expert Accreditation, you must:

  • take and pass an online multiple-choice assessment
  • submit a report (anonymised, from a closed case) with a reflective note on how our training has enhanced your practice
  • provide contact details for two referees (preferably instructing solicitors).

Get your Senior Expert Accreditation process started

What happens next

Once you have completed the application process, you will receive details about the multiple-choice assessment. You must score at least 80% in the assessment to progress to the next steps in the accreditation process.

Once you have passed the assessment, we will be touch with details about the requirements for the report and the references.

Accreditation renewal

If you achieve accreditation, you will need to pay a small annual admin fee (£25 + VAT) each year for the accreditation renewal.

To maintain your accreditation status, you must provide evidence of six hours of medico-legal CPD per year (either with Inspire MediLaw or another provider) and provide a reference from a solicitor who instructs you.

Frequently asked questions

Can I apply for the accreditation if I haven’t completed Inspire MediLaw’s two-day expert witness training?

Yes. You can apply once you have completed all four expert witness courses online. You can complete all four courses and accreditation for just £895 (+ VAT). Get in contact for further details.

How will this accreditation help my work as an expert witness?

The Inspire MediLaw accreditation is a quality mark that demonstrates to legal professionals that you are committed to maintaining the highest standards of medico-legal practice by undergoing regular training and keeping up to date with recent legal developments.

Is there is an annual renewal fee for the accreditation?

There is a small annual admin fee (£25 + VAT) for the accreditation renewal. To maintain your accreditation status, you must provide evidence of six hours of medico-legal CPD per year (either with Inspire MediLaw or another provider) and provide a reference from a solicitor who instructs you.

Feedback from lawyers

  • Inspire MediLaw is always my first stop in the search for reputable medical experts. I have found their panel to include high-quality medical experts who, in particular, have experience in clinical negligence actions. They provide excellent training to medical professionals who wish to lend their skillsets to the legal profession. This also includes an accreditation process which gives me that extra confidence when embarking on my search for an expert.

    Inspire MediLaw are certainly committed to providing quality when it comes to medical experts.

    Francesca Glynn, Associate Director, Tughans Solicitors
  • The Medical Directory is a fantastic resource for finding the right expert witness for a case. The range of specialisms available is broad and the experts are always delighted to help. Knowing that members of the Medical Directory have undergone the rigorous and top-quality training process provided by Inspire MediLaw gives me confidence in instructing them.
    Michaela J Guthrie, Associate – Litigation Team, Balfour + Manson LLP
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