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On the course, you'll:
This Conference with Counsel training course is accredited for CPD by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. On completion of the course, you will receive a CPD certificate (for four hours).
Our experts discuss the purpose of the Conference with Counsel and how it fits into the litigation process. They will talk you through the format, share tips for preparing and attending the conference, and look at the likely follow-up actions.
Having read Dr Simon Fox QC’s agenda for our mock conference, you will complete a practical task outlining how you would prepare for this conference.
For the next task, you observe a mock claimant Conference with Counsel, involving the instructing solicitor, medical expert and client.
By observing these exchanges, you will build your understanding of how the Conference with Counsel works and how the evidence is tested. You will learn about the importance of detailed preparation and develop your techniques for dealing with robust challenges to your opinion.
In this final part of the course, you will reflect on what you have seen in the mock conference by completing some multiple-choice questions.
I really enjoyed the modules and found them to be very interactive, taking the same case through from report writing to trial with a simulated meeting of experts and conference with counsel.
The option to get face-to-face feedback on my report was hugely beneficial, along with the ability to 'ask an expert' on other practicalities around becoming a medico-legal expert. I found the speakers very good and their expertise in the field was very evident, making my understanding of the more complex legal bits easier than I had thought it would be!