This module is designed to support and develop the Courtroom skills of medicolegal experts with a clinical negligence or personal injury practice, explaining the Court processes and teaching you how to present your evidence well.
Our training Faculty for this session are:
Dr Simon Fox,Clinical Negligence Barrister at Serjeants’ Inn
HHJ Harris QC, Retired Senior Circuit High Court Judge.
The online training course will take approximately three hours.
Giving evidence in Court
Watch Dr Simon Fox QC’s presentation, which takes you through the court process; things to consider before court, giving evidence in court and what happens if it goes wrong. During the presentation he gives lots of practical tips to help improve your technique should you be called to give evidence.
Then Judge Harris will provide his view from bench with some useful tips on what a Judge is looking for in an expert witness.
Finally, you will hear some Tips for Trial from experienced medicolegal expert witnesses Dr Tom Boyd and Mr Richard Kerr.
Role play – Dr Professor Charles Hennessy
There are three short videos of a Consultant Gynaecologist giving evidence. Your task is to submit a short reflection piece on the content (three paragraphs). Consider the performance of the expert, and note how this training has prepared you further for giving evidence in Court.
Complete our short multiple choice questionnaire to consolidate the knowledge you have acquired.
Our training is accredited by the RCS (Eng) for CPD. On completion of the course a CPD certificate will be sent for four hours.