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

Course Outline:

This half day course has been specifically designed for clinical negligence expert witnesses (both new and experienced).

Using both case examples and a Q&A session, this interactive course looks at the practicalities of being a clinical negligence expert witness. In particular, it explores the expert’s duties and responsibilities, provides practical tips on the preparation of CPR-compliant reports and highlights 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 Learning Outcomes:

  • 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

Course Details:

  • Duration: Half day
  • Public course format and fee: Virtual | £260 + VAT
  • In-house course format and fee: Virtual or face-to-face | Call for details
  • CPD: 3 hours
  • Suitable for: New and practising experts

Book below if you want to attend a public course. Please call 020 7549 2549 or email to discuss or book an in-house course.

About the Trainer

This course is delivered by Dr Jock Mackenzie, a partner on the medical claims team of Anthony Gold Solicitors. Jock is a dual-qualified doctor and solicitor with a broad clinical negligence practice. His 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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