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Expert Witness: Excellence in Report Writing

Start: 16/05/2017 09:00
End: 16/05/2017 17:00

Location: RCOG
Programme: Expert witness - Report writing May 2017.pdf


Joint RCOG / Bond Solon course

The RCOG has teamed up with Bond Solon, the UK’s leading legal training company for non-lawyers to offer specialist training for obstetricians and gynaecologists acting as expert witnesses. 

This course explores what lawyers and the courts expect and require from an expert’s report. Delegates will be taught how to assess their own and other experts’ reports and produce, quickly and consistently, reports that are court compliant and can withstand cross-examination. Many 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 written evidence.

The course will cover: 

  • Identifying issues
  • Expressing an opinion on the issues
  • Pitching the language at the right level
  • Expressing an independent view and arguing your conclusion
  • Using appendices
  • Setting out qualifications and experience
  • Including research references
  • Exhibits, photographs, diagrams and plans
  • Developing a report format
  • The contractual position between expert, solicitor, client and the Legal Services Commission
  • Terms and conditions and experts’ fees
  • The Expert’s Declaration
  • Dealing with experts’ meetings 

This is a small group course so space is strictly limited to 16 places.

Course organisers

Bond Solon, London

RCOG Clinical Lead: Mr Derek Tuffnell FRCOG, Bradford 

Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Nicholas Panay MRCOG, London 

Course fees

The registration fee (inclusive of online discount and VAT at 20%) for this event is:

  • Standard rate: £474.00
  • Fellows, Members and Associate rate: £424.00
  • Trainees rate: £424.00
  • Allied Healthcare Professional rate: £424.00

We will automatically allocate you a rate based on the information we hold about you in our database.

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