Our Report Writing Workshop is designed to support and develop the skills of medico-legal experts with a personal injury or clinical negligence practice.
Our training faculty for the Report Writing Workshop are:
Paul Sankey, Medical Negligence Solicitor
Dr Simon Fox QC, Clinical Negligence Barrister, Serjeants’ Inn
Dr Tom Boyd, GP Expert Witness
HHJ Harris QC,Retired Senior Circuit High Court Judge
The online training course will take approximately ten hours.
Task One – Online presentations:
Addressing the legal issues – Paul Sankey
Paul Sankey’s first presentation addresses the legal issues; Breach of Duty, Causation, Prognosis, Advice and Consent.
Civil Procedure Rules – Paul Sankey
Procedure governed by CPR, Part 35 and Practice Direction (PD), Independence and objectivity Experts’ Duties and conflicts of facts, providing evidence for your views and some cautionary tales!
Report Writing – Dr Tom Boyd
Dr Tom Boyd talks through the process of preparing a medical report from the medical expert’s perspective: Content and form report – Practice Direction 35, report layout, chronology and investigation of the facts, preparing your opinion and conclusion sections, statement of truth. Tom’s presentation gives invaluable insight into preparing a report for the Court.
Tips for your report – Dr Simon Fox QC and HHJ Harris QC
Dr Simon Fox QC and HHJ Harris give some invaluable tips for preparing your report for the Court and how you can help the Judge understand the medical issues.
Task 2 – Review of sample reports
Critique four sample reports, submit your feedback and see how it compares to our legal team’s critique.
Task 3 – Report writing
Following receipt of your instruction letter, you will review the medical records of a real case (the client details have been redacted) and write a report addressing breach of duty and causation. On completion you will submit your report to: Isabel Bathurst, Medical Negligence who will review your report and provide written feedback.
Task 4 – Consultation via Zoom with Isabel Bathurst, Medical Negligence Lawyer
A 30-minute Zoom Consultation or phone call with Isabel Bathurst will give you the opportunity to consolidate the learning, discuss the feedback and get some practical tips.
Our training is accredited by the RCS (Eng) for CPD. On completion of the course a CPD certificate will be sent for ten hours.