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Expert Witness Training for Medical Professionals

  • Start: 14 March @ 9:00 am
  • End: 15 March @ 5:00 pm
  • Oxford Spires Hotel
  • CPD accredited: 7 hours per day
  • £450 - £895 + VAT

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Benefits of Inspire Expert Witness Training

With a wealth of experience in the legal and healthcare sectors, we are uniquely placed to offer this RSM accredited expert witness training and follow up, carefully tailored to your medico-legal requirements.

This includes:

  • Interactive training sessions with experienced clinical negligence professionals;
  • GMC and GDPR advice sessions;
  • Comprehensive course materials for easy future reference;
  • Marketing of your expertise to our network of lawyers;
  • Advice on presenting your CV;
  • Networking and speaking opportunities;
  • Ongoing coaching and mentoring by our experienced panel of lawyers and medical experts;
  • 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;
  • CPR35 and PD35 – Understanding your duties as an expert witness, standards and protocols;
  • The law relating to clinical negligence;
  • Recent case law and the implications for you as an expert witness
  • The roles of various players: client, claims management company, 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 support your conclusion;
  • Terms of engagement and how to get paid;
  • Developing your practice and obtaining instructions;
  • Q & A

Day One – Practical Advice Sessions
Emma Bannister Dean, Partner, Royds Withy King Solicitors

  • Operating as a Data Controller;
  • Good practice in Data Security;
  • Q&A

Kelly Tully, Regional Liaison Advisor, General Medical Council

  • ‘Acting as a witness in legal proceedings’ – explaining the GMC requirements on a doctor acting as an expert witness;
  •  The ‘shoulds’ & ‘musts’ of report preparation: giving opinion, acting within competence, and confidentiality;
  • Role of experts in Fitness to Practice matters;
  • Acting as an expert instructed by the GMC, and relevant guidance;
  • 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;
  • Use of medical records;
  • Part 35 Questions and joint statements – the lawyer’s perspective;
  • Joint statements – agreeing an agenda and preparing for the meeting with your opposing expert;
  • Attending Expert’s meetings
  • Q&A

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

  • Making sure your report is prepared for trial;
  • Preparing for the witness box;
  • Pretrial conferences;
  • Courtroom procedure & etiquette;
  • Examination in Chief;
  • Cross Examination;
  • Questions from the Judge;
  • When things go wrong;
  • Role play;
  • Q&A

Speakers

All our medico-legal speakers are professionals currently practising in the field of clinical negligence.


Event Details

The Inspire MediLaw two-day expert witness training provides medical professionals of all specialities with the knowledge, confidence and support they need to stand out in medico-legal practice.

  • Thursday 14 – Friday 15 March 2019, 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 (RSM accredited)
  • Oxford Spires Hotel, Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4PS
    (Book accommodation early to avoid disappointment. 10% discount when quoting ‘Inspire MediLaw)
  • Introductory offers available
Oxford Spires Hotel
Abingdon Road
Oxford, OX1 4PS United Kingdom
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Phone:
01865 324324

Directions

The Oxford Spires Hotel provides a picture-perfect setting for exploring the historic city of Oxford. Surrounded by beautiful parkland alongside the Thames, the Oxford Spires Hotel is a wonderful retreat from which to explore the City of Spires – just half a mile from the shops, restaurants and bars of Oxford itself.

Just over an hour from London and located close to major transport links, Oxford Spires Hotel is perfectly placed for both short breaks, business trips and events.

By Car
From the North, leave the M40 at junction 9, taking the A34 heading south, towards Oxford. Leave the A34 at the 6 th exit, called Hinksey Hill Interchange (London M40) and follow towards the City Centre. At the next roundabout take the first exit still following for the City Centre, onto the Abingdon Road. The Hotel can be found approximately 1 mile on the right. From the South, leave the M4 at junction 13, taking the A34 north towards Oxford, leave at exit signposted for A4144, following for the City Centre. At top of slip road – 3 rd exit off roundabout – at the next roundabout take the first exit, still following for the City Centre – A4144 / Abingdon Road. The Hotel can be found approximately 1 mile on the right.

From Heathrow
Leave taking the M4 and following signs for the M25. At junction 4b leave the M4 taking the M25, (signposted M40, M1, A1, North & Oxford). Leave the M25 at junction J16, taking the M40 for Oxford. Leave the M40 at junction 8 taking the A40 towards Oxford. At Headington roundabout turn left toward Cowley (A4142) pass BMW works, over flyover straight over next roundabout with lights, at Sainsburys roundabout, straight over (A423), next roundabout turn right towards Oxford City Centre, onto the Abingdon Road. The Hotel is approximately 1 mile on the right.

From London
Leave the M40 at junction 8 taking the A40 towards Oxford. At Headington roundabout turn left towards Cowley (A4142) pass BMW works, over flyover straight over next roundabout with lights, at Sainsburys roundabout, straight over (A423), next roundabout turn right towards Oxford City Centre, onto the Abingdon Road. The Hotel is approximately 1 mile on the right.

By Train
The closest rail link is Oxford, 1.5 miles away from the Hotel. Alternatively there is the Didcot Parkway, 11 miles from the Hotel. For both stations you would need to take a taxi to the Hotel. To request a suitable timetable please call the enquiry line on +44 08457 484950.

By Coach
Coach timetables from the airport to Oxford are available here or call the enquiry line on +44 (0) 990 808080.

By Air
Heathrow is the closest airport, 47 miles. Birmingham is the second closest, 59 miles.