Expert Witness - Essential Update

CPD Hours: 
£300 + vat
Cost - Member: 
£250 + vat
Michael Cohen FAE
Spaces Available

09:30 - 17:00

BDO, Two Snowhill, Birmingham, B4 6GA

A one day course designed for the busy Expert Witness to help you keep up-to-date with current Best Practice and Guidelines. This course is open only to Experienced Experts.

Keeping up to date with current practices is essential but often very time consuming and so we have designed this course to give you as much help as possible in a single day.

Whilst the course is quite broad in its reach one particular area which seems to be concerning experts at the moment is Meetings of Experts. Some particular areas of concern which we will look at include:

  • What should you do if Lawyers want to attend?
  • The opposing expert tries to introduce new facts into the memorandum of meeting.
  • What happens if you need to continue on another day?
  • You and the other expert don't agree on anything!

This course is only open to Experienced Experts.

The course will be led by experienced Academy Fellow - Chairman Emeritus Michael Cohen FAE 

Michael Cohen FAE
Chairman Emeritus 

Key Learning Points

  • Updates to Procedure Rules
  • Civil Justice Council Guidelines 
  • Codes of Practice and Conduct
  • Additional Professional Requirements
  • Maintaining compliance with changes to Procedure Rules and other Best Practice for Expert Witnesses. 

The day is designed to be very interactive with a special 'Problem Solving' session in the afternoon giving you the opportunity to take advantage of our experience and expertise.

Advanced Course
Attendees must have a minimum of two years Expert Witness experience as well as prior experience of dedicated Expert Witness training or equivalent.

As a practical day based on the recent changes affecting experts each course will be different depending on latest cases and developments.

Review of the Legal Year

A look at the legal environment in which Experts operate: significant cases; developments; matters affecting Experts

Expert’s Potpourri or how to come out smelling sweetly

“… now I'm a judge, And a good judge, too, Though all my law be fudge, Yet I'll never, never budge, And I'll live and die a judge, And a good judge too”  ‘A judge’s guide - How not to succeed as an expert witness –”

Back to basics

‘Where is the line for Experts and how to avoid it’

Problems Surgery including ‘things going wrong’

A facilitated interactive session for participants to share and discuss problems including those they have experienced in their expert practice

  • “If it can, it will”
  • recognising early enough that something might not be right
  • identifying the ‘problem’
  • strategies for avoiding and for exiting whilst not prejudicing professional status