As an expert witness, you play a critical role in the legal process. So, your written report needs to be clear, concise and well-structured. On this course, you’ll get some insider report writing tips from some of the UK’s leading legal professionals. You’ll learn how to put together high-quality reports that meet all the latest legal requirements and can withstand cross-examination and scrutiny.
At the end of the course, you will have a good understanding of:
This expert witness training course takes around ten hours to complete online. It is accredited for CPD by the Royal College of Surgeons. You will receive a CPD certificate on completion of the course.
Addressing the legal issues – Paul Sankey
Paul Sankey, a highly experienced medical negligence solicitor, discusses the legal issues, including breach of duty, causation, prognosis, advice and consent.
Your duties as an expert witness and civil procedure rules – Paul Sankey
Next, Paul Sankey looks at:
Report writing – Dr Tom Boyd
Dr Tom Boyd provides his expert view on preparing a medical report, covering:
Tips for your report – Dr Simon Fox QC and His Honour Judge Harris QC
Dr Simon Fox and Judge Harris give invaluable tips for preparing your report for the court and how you can help the judge understand the medical issues.
You critique five sample reports, submit your feedback and see how it compares to our legal team’s critique. This helps you to build your knowledge on how to write a high-quality report.
You review the medical records for a real case (with the client details redacted) and write a report addressing breach of duty and causation. Medical negligence expert Isabel Bathurst will then review your report and give you feedback.
You have a 30-minute video or phone call with Isabel Bathurst who will discuss the feedback and offer some individual advice on writing your report.