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Expert Witness Training for Medical Professionals

  • Start: 7 June @ 8:30 am
  • End: 8 June @ 5:00 pm
  • Hilton Cardiff
  • 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 7th – Friday 8th June 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
  • Hilton Cardiff, Kingsway, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, CF10 3HH
  • Introductory offers available
Hilton Cardiff
Kingsway, Greyfriars Rd
Cardiff, CF10 3HH United Kingdom
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+44-2920-646300
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