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Build your medico-legal knowledge with our webinars

How can you be a better expert witness? What are the latest updates on patient consent? How can you prepare effectively for a court appearance? You’ll find answers to all these questions and more in our webinars.
These bite-sized webinars are presented by some of the UK’s top legal experts and clinicians – who share their experiences and lessons learned over many years in practice. The webinars are relevant to all healthcare and legal professionals.
You can buy the webinars individually. We also offer discounts on multiple purchases. Please email us for details.
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Introduction to expert witness work

Dr Adrian Rees, GP and experienced expert witness

Expert witness work is challenging, interesting and well-paid. And well-qualified clinicians who take on expert witness work are in high demand.

Join us for our introduction to expert witness work to find out what’s involved and how the litigation process works. We’ll delve into the legal rules governing expert witness work and look at how you can get started.

£50.00 (+VAT)

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Expert witness report-writing masterclass

Dr Adrian Rees, GP and experienced expert witness

An expert witness’s report can determine the outcome of a legal case. So, it’s vital that this report is clear, well-written and court-compliant.

In this highly practical webinar, we’ll be taking you through everything you need to know about expert witness report writing. You’ll learn what lawyers and judges are looking for and take away top tips to help you write compelling reports that withstand scrutiny.

It’s the perfect training if you’re looking to get started in expert witness work or simply looking to enhance your report-writing skills.

What’s more, you’ll have the chance to complete a report-writing task before the webinar and receive personalised feedback by email.

£325 (+VAT)

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Free webinar: Is expert witness work
for me?

Dr Adrian Rees, GP and experienced expert witness

Learn about what’s involved in medical expert witness work and how you can get started in this interesting and well-paid work. This webinar is specifically aimed at doctors, consultants and allied medical professionals. It is hosted by Dr Adrian Rees, a GP, trainer and experienced expert witness.

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Free webinar: Demystifying guidance on patient consent

Paul Sankey, Lauren Sutherland KC and Dr Chris Danbury

Find out what the latest GMC guidance on consent means for you as a medical practitioner. Hear a panel of distinguished legal and clinical experts discuss the changes, as well as the consequences of failing to process patient consent legally and adequately.

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Ten top tips for report writing

Mr Andrew Unwin, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Emma Doughty, Head of Clinical Negligence, Slater + Gordon
Paul Sankey, Clinical Negligence Solicitor and Partner, Enable Law

In this fascinating session, three leading medico-legal experts share their top tips for writing a first-class expert witness report.

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Andrew Unwin – one of the UK’s most highly regarded medical expert witnesses – gives his insights from the medical perspective. Andrew is joined by Emma Doughty, Head of Medical Negligence for Slater + Gordon, and Paul Sankey, Partner and Clinical Negligence Solicitor at Enable Law.

CPD: 0.25 hours

£45.00 (+VAT)

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The law, the medicine and the expert witness

David Sellu, Consultant Surgeon and author of ‘Did he save lives?’

Surgeon David Sellu recounts his extraordinary personal story of being prosecuted and convicted for the death of a patient in his care – and serving time in prison. It later emerged that David was the victim of an unfair trial – partly due to poor medical evidence.

David talks about how the law affected him personally, the vital role of the expert witness and patient safety.

Please note that this session is taken from our 2020 Annual Conference.
CPD: 1 hour

£45.00 (+VAT)

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Understanding what the law expects of you

Helen Pagett, Barrister, Crown Office Chambers

In this webinar, Helen Pagett looks at the importance of CPR 35 in ensuring that cases are dealt with justly and at a proportionate cost.

Helen discusses how CPR impacts on the expert witness, what evidence is considered proportionate and how to fulfil your legal responsibilities.

Finally, she offers her top tips on preparing for joint meetings, and what happens if you are asked to attend court.

Please note that this session is taken from our 2020 Annual Conference.
CPD: 0.5 hours

£45.00 (+VAT)

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Shared decision-making and consent

Paul Sankey, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Enable Law

Paul Sankey reflects on the meaning of patient consent from a medical and legal perspective – in the light of the latest GMC guidance.

Paul looks at what constitutes ‘meaningful dialogue’ between clinician and patient – in the context of different clinical scenarios. He offers some top tips to help medical professionals fulfil their legal responsibilities in this complex area.

Please note that this session is taken from our 2020 Annual Conference.
CPD: 0.6 hours

£45.00 (+VAT)

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Coronavirus and clinical negligence

Helen Mulholland, Barrister, Kings Chambers

In this session, Helen talks about the implications of COVID-19 on clinical negligence and expert witness work.

She looks at the potential areas that could be subject to claims in primary and secondary care, and the mitigating factors that may be taken into account by the Courts.

Please note that this session is taken from our 2020 Annual Conference.
CPD: 0.6 hours

£45.00 (+VAT)

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How to be a better expert witness (panel discussion)

Isabel Bathurst, Helen Pagett, Helen Mulholland and Paul Sankey

This panel session, from our recent annual conference, sees some of the UK’s top clinical negligence experts answer questions on a host of topics, including the joint meeting of experts, preparing for your court appearance and how to deal with cross-examination.

Throughout the discussion, our experts give clinical scenarios to help you apply the learnings in a real-world context.

Please note that this session is taken from our 2020 Annual Conference.
CPD: 1 hour

£45.00 (+VAT)

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Conversations on consent

Chair Dr Simon Fox KC, Nadine Montgomery, Lauren Sutherland KC, Paul Sankey and a panel of experts

How can medical professionals manage issues of consent and give patients the right information to make informed decisions?

This webinar will bring your knowledge on informed consent right up to date. You’ll hear from Nadine Montgomery, whose landmark case changed the law on informed consent in the UK, and Lauren Sutherland KC, who was a member of the legal team. Our panel of medical and legal experts discuss the key issues arising from this case.

This webinar is relevant to all doctors, healthcare professionals and lawyers with an interest in medical law.
CPD: 1 hour

£45.00 (+VAT)

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Providing expert evidence to the Coroner

Professor Jerry Nolan, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Royal United Hospital, Bath

Jerry Nolan talks about his role providing expert evidence at the latest inquests into the Hillsborough disaster.

Jerry talks about the challenges of working on a complex, lengthy and emotionally charged inquest. He reflects on the value of keeping an open mind when reviewing the medical evidence, the importance of clear communication, and what he has learned from this high profile case.

Please note that this session is taken from our 2020 Annual Conference.
CPD: 0.75 hours

£45.00 (+VAT)

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Case law update: 6 lessons from the courtroom

Paul Sankey, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Enable Law

Medical negligence solicitor Paul Sankey looks at lessons learned from expert witness evidence presented in high-profile cases from 2020. Paul reflects on how the expert witness handled each case – and how this influenced the outcome.

Paul also talks about how, as a medical professional, you can fulfil your responsibilities under CPR 35 and the importance of good preparation and presentation to the court.

Please note that this session is taken from our 2020 Annual Conference.
CPD: 0.5 hours

£45.00 (+VAT)