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Expert Witness Training for Medical Professionals

  • Start: 14 June 2018 @ 8:30 am
  • End: 15 June 2018 @ 5:00 pm
  • Camden Court Hotel, Dublin
  • CPD accredited: 7 hours per day
  • £497 - £995 + 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)


Day One – Prepare
Dr Jonathan Moore, GP Partner & 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
 Leading Healthcare Lawyer

  • Understand what lawyers are looking for and the language they use
  • 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
Leading Healthcare QC

  • Courtroom skills & cross examination
  • Understanding court room procedure
  • How to prepare for a court room appearance
  • How to spot and cope with common cross-examination pitfalls
  • Learn to give clear testimony that get your message across effectively
  • Master your language and demeanor to maximize your persuasiveness
  • Respond to challenges with confidence and poise
  • How to stand up to cross-examination without undermining your position
  • Q&A


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 14th – Friday 15th June 2018, 8.30am-5.00pm
  • Individual days available: Day 1 Prepare – £497+VAT | Day 2 Practice – £497+VAT
  • CPD hours 7 per day
  • Camden Court Hotel, Dublin
  • £995 + VAT to include additional benefits
  • Introductory offers available
Camden Court Hotel, Dublin
Camden Street Dublin 2
Dublin, Ireland
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The nearest Luas to the Camden Court Hotel is ‘Harcourt Street’ (Greenline).
This is only a minute or two away on foot. See stop location on luas.ie

Travelling to / from Heuston Station

Bus number 145 goes to/from Heuston station every 20 minutes and costs €2.70 per adult. The earliest bus leaves the terminal at around 6am and the latest bus is after 11pm. The closest bus stop to the hotel is on Leeson street, which is a 10 minutes walk from the hotel. Please see timetable for more details.

A taxi from Heuston Station to the hotel costs roughly €15.00/€20.00 depending on traffic and the number of passengers. It is approximately a 15-20 minutes’ drive.

Travelling to / from Connolly Station

Bus numbers 14 and 15 go to/from Connolly Station every 15 minutes and costs €2.70 per adult. Please see timetablefor further details.

A taxi from Connolly Station to the hotel costs roughly €15.00/€20.00 depending on traffic and the number of passengers. It is a 15 minute drive, 10 minutes without traffic.