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Expert Witness Training for Medical Professionals

  • Start: 15 March @ 8:30 am
  • End: 16 March @ 5:00 pm
  • The Principal Met Hotel, Leeds
  • 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)


Day One – Prepare
Dr David Levy, Consultant Anaesthetist & 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
Ian Cohen, Head of Clinical Negligence at Simpson Millar LLP

  • 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
Simon Fox QC, Clinical Negligence Barrister at No5 Barrister

  • 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


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 15th – Friday 16th March 2018, 8.30am-5.00pm
  • Individual days available: Day 1 Prepare – £497 +VAT | Day 2 Practice – £497 +VAT
  • CPD hours 7 per day
  • The Principal Met Hotel, Leeds
  • £995+VAT to include additional benefits
  • Introductory offers available
The Principal Met Hotel, Leeds
King Street
Leeds, LS1 2HQ United Kingdom
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0161 214 6000

About the Hotel

The Met Hotel is a stunning four star, grade two listed hotel in the city centre. Unrivalled among hotels in Leeds for its style, character and location, this iconic property with ornate terracotta architecture is stylish and attractive inside and out. The Met Hotel is just minutes’ walk from Leeds train station and is close to all major transport links including the M62, M621, M1 and Leeds Bradford International Airport. The hotel also offers on-site parking facilities, rare in this busy city.


By Car
There is no parking available onsite and the closest car parks are as follows:

Use the postcode (LS1 2HQ) to find the hotel. There is limited on-site parking charged at £20 for 24hours (verify availability before arrival), and an NCP lot at Leeds Station. A city bus goes from the bus station stopping opposite the hotel on King Street.

By Train
The Leeds Station is conveniently located a 3-minute walk from The Principal Met Hotel, Leeds serving both national and regional routes.