Expert Familiarisation Training
The purpose of this intensive training session, with a maximum of 6 delegates, is to encourage experts to be confident in their knowledge of Court procedure, and in their ability to assist the Court by presenting their evidence in a clear and concise manner.
The witness familiarisation will be videoed and used in the feedback session. Once the session is over the video will be deleted.
In order to ensure the barrister complies with Bar Council Guidance, preparation and compliance on the part of each delegate is required. The full requirements can be read here.
Each delegate is asked to provide us with 6 medical reports from completed cases. We need to receive these three full weeks prior to the course date. They will be used as the basis of a mock trial bundle, on which you will be cross examined.
Breach of duty or causation reports are most likely to furnish us with substantial material for the role play, while shorter condition and prognosis reports are not as well suited to this process.
The reports must bear no similarity to current or forthcoming cases and must be completely anonymised. They can be reports which you have created on a fictional scenario. Please talk to us when booking if you would like help and advice with this step.
Programme for Expert Familiarisation Training
10.00: Rules on Witness Familiarisation/Before Court/In Court
11.45: Points to consider in giving your evidence/What happens if it goes wrong
13.15: Mock Examination in Chief, Cross Examination and Re Examination of each delegate followed by review of video and feedback
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. There also will be time set aside for general questions throughout the day to ensure each delegate can make the most of this exclusive training.
Clinical Negligence Barrister
Serjeants’ Inn Chambers
Date: Friday 28 February, 10am-4pm
Location: Oxford Moot Court, Oxford Town Hall, OX1 1BX
Cost: £950 +VAT
CPD: 5 hours (accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England)