Expert witness skills masterclass: How to avoid the pitfalls

Date

Monday 17 September 2018
to Tuesday 18 September 2018

2 day

Venue BPP Law School Waterloo
137 Stamford Street
LONDON
SE1 9NN
Organised by

RSM Professionals , BPP School of Health

Accreditation

12 CPD points

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about this event

This two day expert witness masterclass will develop your understanding of courtroom procedure and case-law and will help you become a confident expert witness in court.

Day one will help you to gain a clearer understanding of the role of an expert witness, the Civil Procedure Rules, Practice Directions pertaining to expert witnesses, issues of liability, and the selection and role of a single joint expert.

Day two will concentrate on court room procedure and how to prepare for court. You will also focus on common pitfalls when giving evidence using scenarios designed to prepare you for the realities of court-room cross-examination.

Speaker

Dr Anton van Dellen originally qualified as a Medical Doctor and worked as a Registrar in Neurosurgery, before retraining in law at Trinity College, Cambridge. He now works as a Barrister at Goldsmith Chambers in London, where he frequently appears before the High Court and Court of Appeal, and also represents registrants subject to GMC and NMC proceeding

 

Objectives

  • Understanding civil procedure rules governing expert witnesses
  • Understanding the case-law governing expert witness liability for negligence
  • Understanding data protection and confidentiality as related to expert witnesses
  • How to structure an expert report
  • How the contents of the report should assist the court
  • Understanding court room procedure
  • How to prepare for a court room appearance
  • How to spot and cope with common cross-examination pitfalls

 

Price

RSM member £449
Non member £549

*Tickets include tea, coffee and lunch.

* Following registration you will be contacted appropriately by email with; your booking confirmation, feedback survey and attendance certificate. For full details of the RSM privacy policy, click here

 

agenda

Day one

9.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

SESSION ONE

9.30 am

Understanding Civil Procedure Rules governing expert witnesses

10.30 am

Understanding the case-law governing expert witness liability for negligence

11.20 am

Tea and coffee break

SESSION TWO

12.00 pm

How to structure an expert report

1.00 pm

Lunch

SESSION THREE

2.00 pm

Report practical

3.00 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.30 pm

How the contents of the report should assist the court

4.50 pm

End of day one

Day two

9.15 am

Registration, tea and coffee

SESSION ONE

9.30 am

Understanding court room procedure

10.30 am

How to prepare for a court room appearance

11.00 am

Tea and coffee break

SESSION TWO

11.30 am

Practical cross-examination

1.00 pm

Lunch

SESSION THREE

2.00 pm

How to spot and cope with common cross-examination pitfalls

2.30 pm

Practical cross-examination

3.30 pm

Tea and coffee break

4.00 pm

Practical cross-examination

5.00 pm

Evaluation forms, certificates of attendance and close of meeting

register for this event

  • Earlybird rates available until Thursday 16 August 2018
  • Earlybird RSM member: £449
  • Earlybird non member: £549

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The course leader

Dr Anton van Dellen

Expert witness and report writing are run by Dr Anton van Dellen, previously a medical doctor who retrained as a barrister.

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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Tasha ShawTel: 020 7290 3867 Fax: 020 7290 2992 Email: rsmprofessionals@rsm.ac.uk arrow