Conference with Counsel Course

The Conference with Counsel can really make or break the case so it’s vital that you understand how it works and how to present your evidence.

This medico-legal training course will help you develop your skills in preparing for, and taking part in Conference with Counsel sessions.  It takes around four hours to complete.

Key elements of the course: 

  • Video presentations featuring some of the UK’s top medico-legal experts explaining how the conference works and how to prepare.
  • A practical exercise to develop your skills in preparing for a conference.
  • Observation of a mock conference – helping you to build your skills in dealing with robust exchanges to your evidence.

Learning outcomes

On the course, you will:

  • learn how the conference works and the processes involved
  • understand how to prepare effectively for a conference
  • learn how evidence is tested and how to deal with robust challenges
  • look at the likely follow-up actions.


Task 1 – Videos featuring Paul Sankey, Dr Tom Boyd and Mr Richard Kerr 

Our experts discuss the purpose of the Conference with Counsel and how it fits into the litigation process.  They will talk you through the format, share tips for preparing and attending the conference and look at the likely follow-up actions.

Task 2 – Review the agenda

Having read Dr Simon Fox QC’s agenda for our mock conference, you will complete a practical task outlining how you would prepare for this conference.

Task 3 – Observation exercise

For the next task, you observe a mock claimant Conference with Counsel, involving the instructing solicitor, medical expert and client.

By observing these exchanges, you will build your understanding of how the Conference with Counsel works and how the evidence is tested.  You will learn abut the importance of detailed preparation and develop your techniques for dealing with robust challenges to your opinion.

Task 4 – Short assessment

Finally, you complete a multiple-choice assessment to test your understanding of the issues covered on this course.


This online medico-legal training takes approximately four hours to complete.  The course is accredited for CPD by the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng). On completion of the course, you will receive a CPD certificate (for four hours).


Inspire MediLaw provides ongoing mentorship and support for our online training with Medical Director, Dr Jonathan Moore and Isabel Bathurst, Inquest, Injury and Injury Lawyer who can support your learning experience.