Expert Witness Conference (2021)

10 December 2021

10am – 5pm

The View - Lincoln's Inn Field

CPD accreditation: 6 hours

Accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Cost: £325 (+ VAT)

Build your expert witness skills and learn from the country’s leading clinical negligence experts at our annual conference. 

Our speakers include high-profile barristers, solicitors and an experienced expert witness, all sharing their insights and tips. The event will be chaired by barrister Vanessa McKinlay, from Gatehouse Chambers.

This year, we've got a packed programme covering topics, including:

  • top tips for report writing and common pitfalls to avoid
  • assessing mental capacity 
  • the Court of Protection: practice and key procedure updates
  • AI in healthcare and patient harm
  • how to start, run and build a medico-legal practice
  • the latest developments in case law.

This is a great opportunity to learn with and from your fellow clinicians, share techniques and experiences, and make new connections in the medico-legal sector.

Attend our conference in person or virtually

You can attend this event in person or virtually. We'll be live streaming the event and recording the sessions. So, if you're unable to attend the event live, you can watch the recording at your convenience.

Annual Medico-Legal Expert Witness Conference and Networking 2021
10 December 2021
The View, The Royal College of Surgeons of England




Chair’s opening
Vanessa McKinlay, Gatehouse Chambers


Ten top tips for report writing 
Paul Sankey, Partner, Clinical Negligence Lawyer, Enable Law
Emma Doughty, Head of Clinical Negligence, Slater and Gordon
Mr Andrew Unwin, Consultant Knee Surgeon


Assessing mental capacity
Stacey Bryant, Legal Director, Mental Capacity, Enable Law




Court of Protection – key practice and procedure updates
Alex Ruck Keene, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers


AI in healthcare and patient harm; a need to reframe the law
Paul Sankey, Partner, Clinical Negligence Lawyer, Enable Law




Legal update of 20-21 cases
Aneurin Moloney, Barrister, Gatehouse Chamber


Calculating life expectancy 
Hannah Saxena, Barrister, Farrar’s Building




Stories from the Bar!
Vanessa McKinlay, Gatehouse Chambers


How to start, run and build a successful medico-legal practice
What successful experts have in common
How to set your fees and how to get paid
How to market and expand your practice
What lawyers are looking for and how to exceed their expectations
Working with agencies

Dr Adrian Rees, GP and Expert Witness
Isabel Bathurst, Inquest, Inquiry and Injury Consultant Lawyer
Caren Scott, MD of Inspire MediLaw


Round up of questions and close


Drinks and networking


Vanessa McKinlay

Barrister, Gatehouse Chambers

Mr Paul Sankey

Medical Negligence Lawyer, Enable Law

Emma Doughty

Head of Clinical Negligence

Mr Andrew Unwin

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Stacey Bryant

Legal Director, Mental Capacity

Dr Adrian Rees

GP and Expert Witness

Isabel Bathurst

Inquest, Inquiry and Injury Solicitor

Caren Scott

Managing Director, Inspire MediLaw

What delegates say about our annual conference

Here is just a small selection of the feedback from delegates:

  • Clear, informative, succinct and yet comprehensive. The approachable speakers made the session interactive and highly didactic. The most useful conference I’ve been in a long time.
    Dr Ivan Ramos-Galvez, Consultant in Pain Medicine
  • A very interactive day of medico-legal discussion and debate.
    Dr Michael Glynn, Consultant Gastroenterologist
  • Highly relevant and practical medico-legal meeting, with excellent interactive sessions. I would definitely attend the next conference.
    Jonathan Lavelle, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Excellent overview of current best practice.
    Mr David Gore, Consultant General Surgeon
  • The day was an excellent refresher on the main topics in clinical negligence and gave an insightful review of the lawyers’ view of interactions with medical experts.
    Mr Nigel Padgham, Consultant ENT Surgeon

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