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Excellence in medico-legal report writing

Explore what lawyers and the courts expect and require from a medico-legal expert’s report.

Date: 15 November 2019

Location: London

Time: 9:30AM - 4:30PM

This course is now fully booked. To add your name to the waiting list and to request further information about future dates, please email [email protected].

A medico-legal expert's report is a vital element in litigation. It must be clear, succinct, independent and well presented. Reports are seen by many professionals during litigation and often new instructions are received from opposition lawyers. Many medico-legal experts create their own report writing style or adopt other people’s generalised formats, having rarely received constructive feedback from lawyers on what is required from their medico-legal reports.

This course explores what lawyers and the courts expect and require from a medico-legal expert's report. During the training you will be taught how to assess your own and other medico-legal experts' reports.

Key learning points

  • Identify the issues to be addressed in your medico-legal report.
  • Use a structured approach to preparation and writing.
  • Express an independent view and argue your conclusion.
  • Handle supporting information.
  • Develop an objective and critical eye in relation to your medico-legal report.
  • Insulate your report against cross-examination.
  • Deal with different procedural requirements (family, civil and/or criminal), including the expert’s declarations.

Course trainer

The course will be led by a lawyer (solicitor or barrister) who is a Bond Solon-trained trainer. With extensive experience of providing expert witness training to medico-legal experts, the trainer will adopt an interactive approach, including participation and group work.

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Medico-legal expert courtroom skills course 

If you are interested in this course, you may also be interested in our courtroom skills course, which explores the processes, procedures and preparation in giving evidence as an expert witness.

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This course is now fully booked. To add your name to the waiting list and to request further information about future dates, please email [email protected].

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