Clinical Negligence Essentials Part 2: the practical aspects of being a clinical negligence expert witness

Public course: £260 + VAT
In-house course: call for details
Duration: 3 Hours

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CPD/CME Points: 3

This half day course has been specifically designed for clinical negligence expert witnesses (both new and experienced). By way of both case examples and a Q&A session, this interactive course will look at the practicalities of being a clinical negligence expert witness. In particular, it will explore the expert’s duties and responsibilities, provide practical tips on the preparation of CPR-compliant reports and highlight pitfalls and traps to be avoided by reference to recent case law.

The course can be attended either as a free-standing course or in conjunction with Clinical Negligence Essentials Part 1: substantive legal principles and case law for the expert witness

Key topics covered:

  • The duties and responsibilities of an expert in clinical negligence cases
  • How to apply the law and legal principles to an expert report
  • The practical impact of Montgomery and valid consent
  • Evidence and the use of medical records and other documents
  • Setting out a report in practice and tips on report writing in a clinical negligence setting
  • Procedural steps and the expert, including the expert discussions
  • Recent case law from the judiciary on what experts should and should not be doing
  • An interactive case example helping demonstrate the above

This course will evidence your ongoing compliance with the expert witness CPD training requirements for Health Professionals -  Acting as an expert or professional witness – Guidance for healthcare professionals

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  • Be alerted to changes in law and procedure that directly affect your expert witness work
  • Access updated materials for the courses you have already attended

About the trainer

Jock Mackenzie (1)
This course is being delivered by expert clinical negligence lawyer, Dr Jock Mackenzie of Anthony Gold Solicitors. Jock is recognised as one of the leading Clinical Negligence Lawyers in England and Wales. Jock has particular interest in neurological and brain injury, cerebral palsy caused by birth injury, spinal cord injury and neurosurgery cases. Jock’s medical and legal understanding gives him an advantage with the forensic analyses and intellectual challenges where the law and science meet, qualities that are recognised by peers in the legal profession as well as valued by clients.

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