A not-for-profit organisation
committed to injured people
A not-for-profit organisation
committed to injured people

Legal training for expert witnesses (Course 2: Court proceedings, trial and post-trial)

  • Pay for five delegates and get one additional place for free^

    To take advantage of this offer, please return your completed booking form with all six names or contact the APIL office - [email protected]

    ^Cheapest place to be free of charge

An on demand recording will also be made available

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) is pleased to present two live legal training courses for expert witnesses, geared towards all claimant and defendant experts that advise on valuing claims.

Course 1: Pre-trial and report-writing - will provide you with all the legal knowledge required up to conference and directions, including report writing.

Course 2: Court Proceedings and Trial - will concentrate mostly on post-issue stage of the case, joint expert meetings, preparing for and giving evidence at trial.

Attendance at Courses 1 and 2 will help you to acquire top tier status within the APIL expert witness directory.

Who should attend?

The second of the two courses is a general experts course appropriate for all experts in personal injury litigation including medical experts, experts in care & rehabilitation; prosthetics and orthotics; employment; accountancy, accommodation and architecture.

Our experts courses aim to deliver practical guidance to assist you in developing the skills and knowledge required to become a good expert.  They can serve as an introduction but also as a refresher, to improve your current skill-set.

Topics include:

What it means to be a good expert - judge/counsel’s perspective
  • Speaker: The Rt Hon Sir John Goldring, 7 Bedford Row
The role of an expert witness through the litigation process
  • Speakers: Ian Christian, Irwin Mitchell LLP
  • Nick Worth, Sports physiotherapist
A reflection on making the transition from an experienced clinician to an expert witness
  • Speakers: Rachel Coleman and Amanda Agbebi of Somek & Associates
Lessons to be learnt from recent trials/case law
  • Speakers: Adam Clemens and Sarah Edwards, 7 Bedford Row
Introduction to court room skills followed by a mock trial Observe a practical demonstration of a civil trial, evidence being given in a witness box, and how to cope under cross-examination
  • Speakers: Jonathan Bertram and Liam Ryan, 7 Bedford Row
Review of the mock trial What went right? What went wrong and any questions
  • Speakers: Richard Baker, Jonathan Bertram and Liam Ryan, 7 Bedford Row

New APIL experts: If you are not currently listed in APIL's expert directory, you will receive a complimentary enhanced listing after booking onto this course.

APIL experts are categorised as follows:

Tier 1**: Experts recommended by APIL members and who have completed Parts 1 and 2 of APIL’s Legal Training for Expert Witnesses courses

Tier 1*: Experts recommended by APIL members and who have completed either Part 1 or Part 2 of APIL’s Legal Training for Expert Witnesses courses 

Tier 1: Experts recommended by APIL members

Tier 2: Experts recognised by expert witness organisations such as the Expert Witness Institute or Society of Expert Witnesses (who do not hold an APIL member reference)

Tier 3: Experts without recommendation or external recognition


Current APIL expert: £240 + VAT
New APIL expert: £315 + VAT (includes complimentary enhanced listing)