• Caren Scott at Annual Expert Witness Training Conference

    Why Become a Medical Expert Witness?

    Monday, September 7th, 2020 posted in Expert Witness, Inspire News

        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 […]

  • Wikipedia doesn’t make you an expert!

    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 posted in Expert Witness, Litigation, Opinion, Paul Sankey

    Wikipedia doesn’t make you an expert! ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law A reminder to give your sources and stick to your expert field Experts are required to make clear what facts are within their own knowledge, list their sources and say when a question or issue falls outside their expertise. In a recent case […]

  • Change in the rules for Expert Witnesses

    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 posted in Expert Witness, Litigation, Opinion, Paul Sankey

    Update to CPR guidance for expert witnesses ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law Statements of Truth: A Change in the Rules Experts are required to verify their reports with a statement of truth. That duty is set out at CPR Practice Direction 35 paragraph 3.3. From 1st October 2020 the rule is changing. The expert’s […]

  • Can an Expert be an Advocate?

    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 posted in Expert Witness, Litigation, Opinion, Paul Sankey

    Can an Expert be an Advocate? ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law A recent case The issue usually arises where an expert uses language appears to be advocating one party’s case rather than giving independent evidence to assist the court. However, in a recent tax case[1] the advocate sought to rely on his own expert […]

  • Results of our 2019 Surveys for Experts and Lawyers

    Monday, August 17th, 2020 posted in Inspire News, Opinion

    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 […]

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

    Thursday, August 6th, 2020 posted in Events, Expert Witness, Inspire News

    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 […]

  • Pitfalls in Clinical Negligence Claims: A Case Study

    Friday, June 26th, 2020 posted in Legal tests, Litigation, Opinion, Thomas Crockett

    Pitfalls in Clinical Negligence Claims: A Case Study ~ by Thomas Crockett, Hailsham Chambers On 18 December 2019, Her Honour Judge Melissa Clarke, the Designated Civil Judge sitting at Oxford Combined Court, handed down judgment in Docherty v Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (Unreported, 25, 26 & 27 November 2019). This was a clinical negligence […]

  • Expert Evidence, Logic and Breach of Duty Bradfield-Kay v Cope

    Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 posted in Expert Witness, Litigation, Opinion, Paul Sankey

    Expert Evidence, Logic and Breach of Duty Bradfield-Kay v Cope   ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law The recent case of Bradfield-Kay v Cope[1] is interesting  for 2 reasons. First, in a re-run of David and Goliath (without the sling) the court preferred the evidence of the less specialist of 2 medical experts on the […]

  • Establishing a Successful Medicolegal Practice

    Thursday, April 16th, 2020 posted in Authors, Expert Witness, Mr Colin Holburn

    Establishing a Successful Medicolegal Practice – by Mr Colin Holburn, Consultant & Expert Witness As a clinician, you have likely acquired many of the tangential but necessary skills that ensure your professional success. The good news is, you can build on that foundation as you are working to establish a thriving and successful medico-legal practice. […]

  • Conversations on Consent Online

    Thursday, April 9th, 2020 posted in Consent, Events, Inspire News

    Conversations on Consent Webinar with Panel Discussion 15 June 2020 We are thrilled to welcome Lauren Sutherland QC and Nadine Montgomery to host this webinar to start our Conversations on Consent.  Both are passionate about encouraging doctors, healthcare professionals and lawyers to understand informed consent. After an introduction to the case and their journey to […]