Expert Witness Training for Medical Professionals

Expert Witness Training for Medical Professionals

  • Wednesday 11th - Friday 13th October 2017
  • 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Jurys Inn Hotel, Oxford
  • CPD accredited: 6 hours per day
  • £1495 +VAT


Benefits of Inspire Expert Witness Training

(included in the cost)

  • Mentorship following attendance of our Medico-Legal Expert Witness Training
  • Marketing of your Medico-Legal expertise to get your practice up and running
  • Secretarial support for 12 months by experienced Practice Managers
  • Comprehensive Expert Witness Training course materials for easy future reference
  • A CPD certificate of completion (6 hours per day) will be provided by the CPD Certification Service following attendance


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 – Practice
Ian Cohen, Clinical Negligence 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 affect
  • 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 Three – Perform
Lauren Sutherland QC, Clinical Negligence Advocate

  • 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


Dr Jonathan Moore
Lisa Nabou
Lauren Sutherland QC

Event Details

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

  • Wednesday 11th – Friday 13th October 2017, 9.30am-4.30pm.
  • CPD hours 6 per day
  • Jurys Inn Hotel, Oxford
  • £1495 + VAT to include additional benefits
  • 10% on early bird bookings


Jurys Inn Hotel

Godstow Rd
01865 489988


How to find our hotel in Oxford

Our four star hotel, Jurys Inn Oxford is conveniently located just 10-15 minutes from Oxford city centre with easy transport links to the city including a bus stop outside the hotel which brings you directly into the city centre. The Pear Tree Park & Ride is a three minute drive from the hotel and takes you into the city in just 20-25 minutes. Jurys Inn Oxford is easily accessible by car from the A34, A44 and M40 and is a 15 minute drive from the nearest train station Oxford railway station or 25 minutes by bus. The closest airport is London Heathrow.

From Oxford Railway Station to the Hotel.

By car
Jurys Inn Oxford is a 13 minute drive from the Oxford Railway Station. When leaving the station, head north and turn right toward Park End St/A420. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Park End St/A420 and take a slight left toward Hythe Bridge St/A4144.  Continue to follow A4144 and take a right oto Beaumount Street taking a slight left onto St Giles/A4144.
Continue towards Godstow Road taking the first exit on the roundabout and the Jurys Inn Oxford hotel will be on your right. Sat Nav drivers can use postcode: OX2 8AL.

By bus
The no. 6 bus leaves close to the railway station and will take you to the hotel.