Loading Events

Annual Medico-Legal Expert Witness Conference (Scotland)

  • 8 June 2020
  • 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • £350.00 - £395.00 + VAT

Delegate places

ANNUALCONF-SCOT-2020-earlybird£350.00 + VAT

Please fill in all required fields

For payments by invoice, please contact us on 01235 426871 or info@inspiremedilaw.co.uk to request a registration form. Once you have completed the form and returned it to us, an invoice will be raised and emailed to you showing the Balance Due and the payment methods accepted.

For payments via invoice, please proceed to checkout.

Our second Scottish Annual Conference for medical experts with a clinical negligence practice will take place in Edinburgh on 8 June 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.


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 Panel discussion: Collison or Collaboration
Trish McFadden
(Digby Brown); Norma Shippin (CLO); Darren Derry (Drummond Millar)
Clinical Negligence litigation requires two very different types of professionals to work together to secure the best outcome for the client. We’ll discuss how lawyers could better work with medical experts to ensure every client’s case is thoroughly investigated and comprehensively set out. Our panel will no doubt be glad to hear your tips for good working relationships in medico-legal practice too!
12.15 Confidence in the Courtroom: Pre-trial preparation & how to conduct yourself
Professor Charles Hennessey
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Learning from Clinical Negligence Claims
Speaker TBC
15.00 Conversations on Consent
Hosted by Lauren Sutherland QC
15.40 Refreshments
16.00 Report Writing: good & bad practice
Darren Deery
Drummond Millar
16.50 Medico-Legal Practice: gaining instructions & marketing your expertise
Dr Adrian Rees
GP Expert Witness
17.30 Close.
Please join us for networking & nibbles at the venue until 19.00


Conference Details

Venue: TBC, Edinburgh
Date: Monday 8 June 2020
Time: 9am – 5.30pm, followed by networking & nibbles

Accreditation has been sought from the Royal College of Surgeons England for 6 CPD points.