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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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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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Wikipedia doesn’t make you an expert!

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…Read Article

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Change in the rules for Expert Witnesses

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…Read Article

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Can an Expert be an Advocate?

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

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…Read Article

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Establishing a Successful Medicolegal Practice

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….Read Article

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Courtroom Training for Medicolegal Experts

Giving evidence in court. Sounds daunting doesn’t it? by Chris Hatcher, Recruitment Business Development Executive, Jacqueline Webb We are a firm believer in doing things to the best of our ability: and to do this we have to accept that we never stop learning. Isn’t it great to learn new things and better yourself in…Read Article

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Pagination of medical records – updates made easy…

Pagination of medical records – Clinco ~ by Sarah Wallace We’ve been hard at work in the Clinco offices, processing cases and moving matters forward for our client firms.  We’ve been seeing a number of very complex high value cases which have made full use of our expertise.  These cases are likely to run for…Read Article