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Expert Witness Training for Medical Professionals

  • Start: 10 May @ 9:00 am
  • End: 11 May @ 5:00 pm
  • Radisson Blu, Birmingham
  • CPD accredited: 7 hours per day
  • £450 - £895 + VAT

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Benefits of Inspire Expert Witness Training

  • Expertise specifically in the medico-legal sector means that we are able to provide the most relevant training for medical professionals.
  • Marketing of your expertise to our network of lawyers along with networking and speaking opportunities.
  • Ongoing coaching and mentoring by our experienced lawyers and medical experts to develop your skills as an expert witness.
  • Secretarial support for your medico-legal practice for 12 months by experienced practice managers.
  • Comprehensive course materials for easy future reference.
  • CPD accreditation.

(All the benefits above are included in the cost of the course)


Programme

Day One – Prepare
Dr Alastair Bint, GP & Expert Witness

  • Practicalities of setting up a medico-legal practice
  • CPR 35 and PD 35 – Understanding your duties as an expert witness, standards and protocols
  • The law relating to clinical negligence
  • Recent case law and the practicalities for you as an expert witness
  • The roles of various players – client, claims management company, claimant solicitor, barrister, judge and other witnesses
  • What to expect from instructing parties
  • Identifying the issues that need to be addressed in your report
  • Examination and discussion of sample reports – good and bad
  • Preparing, structuring and writing your medical report to successfully argue your conclusion
  • The use of research and supporting information to explain your conclusion
  • Terms of engagement and how to get paid
  • Developing your practice and winning instructions
  • Q & A

Day Two (morning) – Practice
 Paul Sankey, Partner at Enable Law and Clinical Negligence Solicitor

  • Understand what lawyers are looking for and the language they use
  • Consent post-Montgomery
  • Understanding the issues of proportionality
  • The cost process and how it impacts on your fees
  • Outline of Fixed Costs and how this may impact on medico-legal work
  • Use of medical records
  • NICE Guidelines and the legal effect
  • Part 35 – Questions and joint statements
  • Joint statements – agreeing an agenda and preparing for the meeting with your opposing expert
  • Areas of agreement and disagreement
  • Minutes of joint meeting
  • Attending Expert’s meetings
  • Concurrent evidence – hot tubbing
  • Q&A

Day Two (afternoon) – Perform
Dr Simon Fox QC, Clinical Negligence Barrister at No5 Chambers

  • Making sure your report is prepared for trial
  • Civil Procedure Rules you need to know about
  • Preparing for the witness box
  • Pretrial conferences
  • Courtroom procedure
  • Courtroom etiquette
  • Examination in Chief
  • Cross Examination
  • Questions from the Judge
  • Concurrent evidence – hot tubbing
  • When things go wrong
  • Role play
  • Q&A

Speakers

All of our trainers are from our Advisory Panel and are practicing Medical Expert Witnesses, Healthcare Lawyers/Healthcare Barristers and are highly experienced in the Clinical Negligence field.


Event Details

Inspire MediLaw’s comprehensive two-day expert witness training course will provide medical professionals of all specialities with the essential knowledge, confidence and support needed to succeed in medico-legal practice.

  • Thursday 10th – Friday 11th May 2018, 9am-5.00pm
  • £895+VAT to include additional benefits
  • Individual days available: Day 1 Prepare – £450 +VAT | Day 2 Practice & Perform – £450 +VAT
  • CPD hours 7 per day
  • Radisson Blu, 12 Holloway Circus, Birmingham, B1 1BT
  • Introductory offers available
Radisson Blu, Birmingham
12 Holloway Circus
Birmingham, B1 1BT
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Phone:
+44 121 654 6000
Website:
https://www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-birmingham

Directions

The city offers excellent rail and road connections to all major UK destinations. Birmingham International Airport (BHX) hosts 50 carriers and provides nonstop service to 60 destinations within the UK, Europe, North America and the Middle East. Local public transportation options include buses, trains and trams.

Rail
The hotel is just a short stroll from New Street Station. Leave the station through the Southside exit on Hill Street. Turn left and walk down Hill Street to the junction with Smallbrook Queensway. Turn right onto Smallbrook Queensway, then you’ll find the hotel 331 feet ahead on the right.

Road
Leave the M6 at Junction 6, which is signposted Birmingham Central and North East, then join Aston Expressway – A38 motorway. Continue forward through St. Chad’s Queensway A3844 (signposted Bromsgrove). Carry on under the underpass and branch left (signposted New Street Station), then merge onto Suffolk Street Queensway. The hotel is on Holloway Circus, on the left side of the roundabout.

Parking
NCP New Street Car Park (B5 4AN) is located directly behind the hotel. Turn left down Smallbrook Queensway. At the traffic lights, turn left along Hill Street. Take the next left onto Station Street, then the following left down St. Jude’s Passage. The car park is located on the right. A discounted overnight parking rate is available directly from the hotel reception at GBP 16 for 24 hours.