About this event

  • Date and time Thu 28 Feb 2019 from 9:00am to 1 Mar 2019 at 5:00pm
  • Location BPP Law School Waterloo
  • Organised by RSM Professionals, BPP School of Health

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.

An expert witness is a key element of many criminal and civil trials and assists the court in understanding issues which lie outside the knowledge or experience of the court. Becoming an expert witness should never be embarked upon without some form of prior preparation.

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

This course will also take place on Thursday 6 to Friday 7 June 2019

Key speakers

Dr Anton van Dellen

Barrister at Goldsmith Chambers in London

Speaker's biography

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.

Agenda

View the programme 28 March 2019

Registration, tea and coffee

Session 1

Understanding Civil Procedure Rules governing expert witnesses
Understanding the case-law governing expert witness liability for negligence
Tea and coffee break

Session 2

How to structure an expert report
Lunch

Session 3

Report practical
Tea and coffee break
How the contents of the report should assist the court
End of day one
View the programme 01 March 2019

Registration, tea and coffee

Session 1

Understanding court room procedure
How to prepare for a court room appearance
Tea and coffee break

Session 2

Practical cross-examination
Lunch

Session 3

How to spot and cope with common cross-examination pitfalls
Practical cross-examination
Tea and coffee break
Practical cross-examination
Evaluation forms, certificates of attendance and close of meeting

Location

BPP Law School Waterloo, 137 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NN, United Kingdom

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