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Annual Medico-Legal Expert Witness Conference (Scotland)

  • 11 September 2020
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • £250.00 - £275.00 + VAT

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Our second Scottish Annual Conference for medical experts with a clinical negligence practice will take place in Edinburgh on 11 September 2020.

The day will include case law updates and training from experienced senior clinical negligence lawyers and experts.  Join us to learn from legal professionals and fellow experts; share techniques and experiences; make new connections within the medico-legal sector.

To close the conference, we will be joined by clinicians and medical lawyers for our Conversations on Consent series:

Nadine Montgomery & Lauren Sutherland QC reflect on their journey to the Supreme Court; the impact of the decision; and encourage discussion on this hot topic.

We want to facilitate better understanding of how this decision should be implemented in clinical practice, what it means for patient safety, and how it should be approached in litigation.

Lawyers, clinicians & medicolegal experts alike are all welcome to attend this stand-alone evening event, which includes networking over nibbles.
Click here to book your place for this session only.

Full Day Conference Programme

09.15 Registration
09.30 Chair’s Introduction
Lauren Sutherland QC
Ampersand Advocates
09.40 Recording Consultations with Medical Experts: Is the evidence admissable?
How to deal with conflicts in factual evidence in Court & preparing reports.
David Stephenson QC
Ampersand Advocates
10.20 Key cases & legislation for medical experts
Lauren Sutherland QC
Ampersand Advocates
11.00 Refreshments
11.15 How to be a better Expert
Top Tips from our Legal Team 
Darren Deery, Drummond Miller, Ann Logan, Balfour Manson, Trish McFadden, Digby Brown, Norma Shippin, Central Legal Office & Lauren Sutherland
12.15 Confidence in the Courtroom: Pre-trial preparation & how to conduct yourself
Charles Hennessey, Professor in Law, Strathclyde University 
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Report Writing – Tips for improving your report writing skills & common pitfalls
Interactive workshop – delegates will be encouraged to work in groups to critically assess anonymised reports and participate in discussion to highlight and share the tips and pitfalls they have identified.  no doubt be glad to hear your
Ann Logan, Partner, Balfour + Manson
15.45 Refreshments
16.00 Devloping your Medico-Legal Practice
How to market your expertise and gain more instructions
Dr Adrian Rees
GP Expert Witness
16.45 Short break, during which additional guests will be welcomed for the evening session.

Conversations on Consent
Hosted by Lauren Sutherland QC & Nadine Montgomery
To find out more, and book for this session only, click here.

19.30 Close

Conference Summary

Venue: The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Date: Friday 11 September 2020
Price: £275+VAT

This ticket includes attendance at the Conversations on Consent event.
Time: 9am – 4.45pm

followed by
Conversations on Consent at 5.15pm
with networking & nibbles

Accreditation has been sought from the Royal College of Surgeons England for up to 7 CPD points.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Nicolson Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9DW United Kingdom
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+44 (0)131 527 1600

Edinburgh International Airport is Scotland’s busiest airport with flights to over 157 destinations worldwide. The airport is 8 miles (12km) from the city centre with frequent Airlink buses, trams or taxis to bring you into the city.  The journey time from Edinburgh International Airport to Surgeons Quarter by taxi is under 30 minutes.

Waverley Station is in the heart of the city centre with trains arriving from all major cities. The station is roughly a ten minute walk from our venue.

As we are based in the city centre there are frequent bus services running to and from our doorstep.