About this event

  • Date and time Mon 19 Nov 2018 from 9:00am to 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.

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.

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

Key speakers

Dr Anton van Dellen

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

Day one 19 November 2018

Registration, tea and coffee
Understanding Civil Procedure Rules governing expert witnesses
Understanding the case-law governing expert witness liability for negligence
Tea and coffee break
How to structure an expert report
Lunch
Report practical
Tea and coffee break
How the contents of the report should assist the court
End of day one
Day two 20 November 2018

Registration, tea and coffee
Understanding court room procedure
How to prepare for a court room appearance
Tea and coffee break
Practical cross-examination
Lunch
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