On the course, you will:
This online training takes around four hours to complete. It 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).
Dr Simon Fox QC takes you through the court process – looking at what you need to consider beforehand, giving evidence in court and what happens if it goes wrong.
Simon shares lots of practical advice to help improve your techniques should you be called to give evidence.
Former High Court Judge Harris then gives his view from the bench, with some useful tips on what a judge looks for in an expert witness. This part of the course concludes with some top tips from experienced expert witnesses Dr Tom Boyd and Mr Richard Kerr.
In this part, you watch three short videos which feature a consultant gynaecologist giving evidence under cross-examination. You will then have the opportunity to talk about good practice in the witness box.
For the next task, you put together and submit a short reflective piece on the content. For this task, you consider the performance of the expert and assess how this course has prepared you further for giving evidence in court.
In the final part, you complete our short multiple-choice questionnaire to consolidate your learning.