How to start, build and run
a successful medico-legal practice (online)

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Learn how to find high-paying clients and secure top instructions

  • Designed specifically for medical professionals
  • Get insider tips to help you secure high-paying work
  • Learn online in our live training

Keen to take on medical expert witness work but feeling daunted at the thought of running a business?

On our live online course, you’ll learn all the essentials needed to get your medico-legal practice up and running. 

Learn how to set your fees and find clients

We’ll guide you through how to set your fees, as well as how to market your practice effectively, find clients and deal with all the legal aspects, such as GDPR.

You’ll also learn about the pitfalls to avoid from experienced medico-legal practitioners who are currently working in the field.


Learning outcomes

On our practical course, you’ll learn:

  • What lawyers are looking for in their experts
  • How to write a compelling medico-legal CV
  • How to win new instructions and build your client list
  • How to set your fees and get paid on time
  • What to include in your terms and conditions
  • GDPR essentials
  • How to manage your practice effectively
  • How to market your medico-legal practice.

Get insider tips from an instructing solicitor and expert witness

The training is run by Isabel Bathurst, an acclaimed solicitor who has instructed many medical experts over the years. Alongside Isabel are Dr Adrian Rees, a GP and experienced expert witness, and our MD, Caren Scott, who has run large, successful medico-legal practices.


Who should attend our online course?

  • Medical professionals looking to get started in expert witness work.
  • Experienced medical expert witnesses keen to expand their skills and knowledge.

Want to learn more?

If you have any queries about the course, or you’d like more information on the suitability of the training, please get in contact.

Please note:

If you’re interested in dedicated training on what’s involved in expert witness work and the legal procedures and rules, take a look at our Expert Witness Training for Medical Professionals in England and Scotland.


How to start, build and run a successful medico-legal practice

Starting up
  • Becoming a medico-legal expert
  • What physical resources do you need?
  • Indemnity insurance
  • GDPR compliance
  • Terms of engagement
  • Fees and cancellation charges
  • Your target audience
  • Website/social media
  • Preparing and sending out your medico-legal CV
  • Asking for feedback and collating testimonials
  • Getting known: offering training and writing articles
  • Secretarial requirements
  • Conflict checking, diary management and the communications trail
  • Secure storage and transfer of data
  • Retention of records and reports
Working with lawyers
  • Communication is key
  • Initial contact, cost estimates and conflict of interest
  • Understand the legal principles
  • Report writing and refining
Examining the claimant
  • Communication is key
  • Keeping notes and taking a detailed history
  • Not sharing your opinion or case information with the client
Giving your opinion
  • Report layout
  • Report content
  • References
  • Declaration and statement of trust
Maintaining and building your practice
  • Regular training and networking
  • Developing relationships with lawyers
  • How Inspire MediLaw can help, now and in the future


Isabel Bathurst

Inquest, Inquiry and Injury Solicitor

Dr Adrian Rees

GP and Expert Witness

Caren Scott

Managing Director, Inspire MediLaw

Feedback from previous delegates

Very useful, practically orientated, expertly delivered.

Professor Kevin Dalton, Consultant Obstetrician

Inspire MediLaw courses are great for fledgling medical witnesses. With all their expertise, they’re preparing me to jump out of the nest!

Dr Andrew Lux, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

An excellent overview of how to best run a medico-legal practice. Friendly group and lively interactions.

Dr Shaun O’Connell, GP

Very informative and user-friendly speakers holding the delegates very well. Excellent communicators.

Dr Spoto Giuseppe, Consultant Psychiatrist

Very helpful, interesting course, and beneficial that one of the trainers is a solicitor.

Kathryn Lodge, Practice Manager

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