Annual Medico-Legal Expert Witness Conference (Scotland)
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
Lauren Sutherland QC
|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
|10.20||Key cases & legislation for medical experts
Lauren Sutherland QC
|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
|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
|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
Venue: The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Date: Friday 11 September 2020
This ticket includes attendance at the Conversations on Consent event.
Time: 9am – 4.45pm
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.