Giving evidence in Court

Giving evidence in Court can be an intimidating experience – even for the most experienced medical professional.

This course will help you develop your courtroom skills.  You will learn how the Court processes work and how to present your evidence clearly and effectively.

COURSE OVERVIEW 

Giving evidence in court training 

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.

Dr Fox QC shares lots of practical advice to help improve your technique should you be called to give evidence.

His Honour Judge Harris QC 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.

Role play – Professor Charles Hennessy 

In this part, you watch three short videos which feature a Consultant Gynaecologist giving evidence.  Your task is then to put together and submit a short reflection 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.

Short assessment 

In the final part, you complete our short multiple-choice questionnaire to consolidate your learning.

CPD

This online medico-legal training takes approximately four hours to complete.  The course is accredited for CPD by the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng). On completion of the course, you will receive a CPD certificate (for four hours).

SUPPORT 

Inspire MediLaw provides ongoing mentorship and support for our online training with Medical Director, Dr Jonathan Moore and Isabel Bathurst, Inquest, Injury and Injury Lawyer who can support your learning experience.