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Expert Witness Training for Medical Professionals
  • Jun 7, 2018
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Benefits of Inspire Expert Witness Training
Expertise specifically in the medico-legal sector means that we are able to provide the most relevant training for medical professionals. Marketing of your expertise to our network of lawyers along with networking and speaking opportunities. Ongoing coaching and mentoring by our experienced lawyers and medical experts to develop your skills as an expert witness. Secretarial support for your medico-legal practice for 12 months by experienced practice managers. Comprehensive course materials for easy future reference. CPD accreditation.
(All the benefits above are included in the cost of the course)

Expert Witness Training for Medical Professionals
Start: 7 June @ 8:30 am
End: 8 June @ 5:00 pm
Hilton Cardiff
CPD accredited: 7 hours per day
£450 - £895 + VAT

Programme

Day One – Prepare
Dr Alastair Bint, GP & Expert Witness
Practicalities of setting up a medico-legal practice
CPR 35 and PD 35 – Understanding your duties as an expert witness, standards and protocols
The law relating to clinical negligence
Recent case law and the practicalities for you as an expert witness
The roles of various players – client, claims management company, claimant solicitor, barrister, judge and other witnesses
What to expect from instructing parties
Identifying the issues that need to be addressed in your report
Examination and discussion of sample reports – good and bad
Preparing, structuring and writing your medical report to successfully argue your conclusion
The use of research and supporting information to explain your conclusion
Terms of engagement and how to get paid
 Developing your practice and winning instructions
Q & A

Day Two (morning) – Practice
Paul Sankey, Partner at Enable Law and Clinical Negligence Solicitor
Understand what lawyers are looking for and the language they use
Consent post-Montgomery
Understanding the issues of proportionality
The cost process and how it impacts on your fees
Outline of Fixed Costs and how this may impact on medico-legal work
Use of medical records
NICE Guidelines and the legal effect
Part 35 – Questions and joint statements
Joint statements – agreeing an agenda and preparing for the meeting with your opposing expert
Areas of agreement and disagreement
Minutes of joint meeting
Attending Expert’s meetings
Concurrent evidence – hot tubbing
Q&A

Day Two (afternoon) – Perform
Dr Simon Fox QC, Clinical Negligence Barrister at No5 Chambers
Making sure your report is prepared for trial
Civil Procedure Rules you need to know about
Preparing for the witness box
Pretrial conferences
Courtroom procedure
Courtroom etiquette
Examination in Chief
Cross Examination
Questions from the Judge
Concurrent evidence – hot tubbing
When things go wrong
Role play
Q&A

Speakers
All of our trainers are from our Advisory Panel and are practicing Medical Expert Witnesses, Healthcare Lawyers/Healthcare Barristers and are highly experienced in the Clinical Negligence field.

Event Details
Inspire MediLaw’s comprehensive two-day expert witness training course will provide medical professionals of all specialities with the essential knowledge, confidence and support needed to succeed in medico-legal practice.
Thursday 7th – Friday 8th June 2018, 9am-5.00pm
£895+VAT to include additional benefits
Individual days available: Day 1 Prepare – £450 +VAT | Day 2 Practice & Perform – £450 +VAT
CPD hours 7 per day
Hilton Cardiff, Kingsway, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, CF10 3HH
Phone: +44-2920-646300

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