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The truth about working with lawyers….

The truth about working with lawyers… Good communication.  Clear instructions.  Prompt payment.  Plenty of notice of deadlines and Court dates.  Acknowledgement of work done.  Constructive feedback.  Is this how you would characterise your experience of working with lawyers?  A better understanding of what is involved in complex clinical negligence case management can help improve communication…Read Article

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Essentials for expert excellence

Essentials for expert excellence Medicolegal experts will find their reputation precedes them in the niche area of clinical negligence litigation.  It is important to ensure that the professionals in this sector have positive things to say about you! Lawyers look for a range of characteristics in an expert.  Some come naturally, others need to be…Read Article

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Reflections on attending Inspire MediLaw’s Expert Witness Training

My refections on attending Inspire MediLaw’s training by Mr Ken Woodward, Consultant Vascular Surgeon I had undertaken a small number of medicolegal reports throughout my 20-year consultant career, and prepared a small number of joint expert statements, but had no medicolegal court experience. I wanted to obtain more formal training in this area, to benchmark…Read Article

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Why Become a Medical Expert Witness?

Caren Scott at Annual Expert Witness Training Conference

    By Caren Scott, Managing Director, Inspire MediLaw (pictured) Medical expert witnesses are key players in the administration of justice. The evidence of an expert is relied upon by both parties to narrow the issues being disputed in a case and informs the judge in reaching their decision. In medical negligence litigation, the Court…Read Article

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Results of our 2019 Surveys for Experts and Lawyers

What lawyers wish their experts knew…and what frustrates experts about lawyers! As we launch our 2020 surveys for medico-legal experts and lawyers, here’s a reminder of what we learned from the 2019 surveys.  You can complete the 2020 surveys online now. Lawyers working with Experts We asked how lawyers identify an expert to instruct Most said…Read Article

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With fantastic online CPD provision now growing, why bother with face to face events?

Inspire MediLaw provide training for experts in medico-legal practice only.  We focus on the role of the medical expert in clinical negligence claims, emphasising how crucial it is to be an outstanding expert in this field in order to ensure justice is done for both claimant and defendant parties.  Our training faculty have a wealth…Read Article

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Inspire MediLaw’s first Dublin Clinical Negligence Conference

Inspire MediLaw held its first Clinical Negligence conference in Dublin on Wednesday 13 September. We were delighted that the conference was sold out and that delegates travelled from all over Ireland to join us. Our esteemed speakers covered some relevant topics. Whilst Aidan O’Brien, Barrister from Farrar’s Building Chambers was talking about The Duty of…Read Article