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

To be announced

CPD accreditation: 5 hours

(from the Royal College of Surgeons of England)

Cost: To be announced

This one-day course is aimed at medico-legal practitioners, secretaries, and practice managers. 

You’ll gain practical advice on how to run a medico-legal practice, from the legal framework through to administration, clients, fees, marketing and much more. The course is ideal for anyone starting or developing a medico-legal business.

Delivered by the Inspire MediLaw team, this one-day course is packed with lots of great tips and pitfalls to avoid.

You will learn: 

  • The role of the expert witness in civil litigation
  • What lawyers are looking for in their experts
  • How to write your CV to define your area of expertise and practice areas
  • How to win instructions 
  • How to set your fees and get paid on time
  • What to invoice for and when 
  • Drafting your terms and conditions and what you need to include
  • Techniques for maintaining your independence and integrity
  • How to convey your views effectively
  • The essentials of report writing and best practices
  • GDPR essentials 
  • Best practice in office management  
  • How to exceed expectations
  • Marketing your medico-legal practice 
  • Best practice for the conferences with counsel, meetings with experts and giving evidence in Court
  • Developing and building your medico-legal practice.

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

Following completion of the training, you’ll be able to access ongoing support from our team and have a detailed handbook for reference.

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

If you are a medical professional seeking training or a refresher course on the legal principles, report writing, attending joint expert meetings, and dealing with cross-examination, please take a look at our Expert Witness Training for Medical Professionals.


How to start, build and run a successful medico-legal practice
1 Oct 2021
10am – 4.30pm

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


Dr Adrian Rees

GP and Expert Witness

Isabel Bathurst

Inquest, Inquiry and Injury Solicitor

Caren Scott

Managing Director, Inspire MediLaw

Testimonials from previous events

  • 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
  • Very useful, practically orientated, expertly delivered.

    Professor Kevin Dalton, Consultant Obstetrician

Share this page on social media

Get our FREE guide

Fill out your details below and receive our guide straight to your inbox.

Please type your full name.
Invalid Input
Invalid email address.
Invalid Input
Invalid Input

Inspire MediLaw
Merchant House
5 East St Helen’s Street
Oxon OX14 5EG


Phone: 01235 426870
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Company Reg. No. 10564336