Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
A not-for-profit organisation representing injured people

Legal training for quantum expert witnesses 2021

"“Really great speakers, approachable, easy to ask questions. Welcoming of newcomers to the field. Thank you so much”"
***THIS COURSE WILL BE DELIVERED LIVE ON 27 MAY***

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) is pleased to announce a new live training event for expert witnesses, geared towards all claimant and defendant experts that advise on valuing claims.

Who should attend?

This course is a general experts course appropriate for all quantum experts in personal injury litigation including 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.

This BRAND NEW virtual event will cover:

  • The role, duties of solicitors to the court; the expert and their client
    The law and the role of expert evidence generally
    •  The skills needed
       
  • Reporting in injury claims
    • In the context of the legal rules including the burden and standard of proof
       
  • Report writing
    • Information and documents to expect from solicitors 
    • Experts’ duties
    • Background evidence disputed or agreed
    • Meeting the claimant/claimant’s family
    • Facts v opinion
    • Contents and format of report – with examples
    • Opinion issues
    • The use of textbook references and academic articles and research
       
  • How the report is used to evaluate the claim
    • Amending or altering your report
    • Changing experts and cases with experts of more than one discipline
    • Considering and responding to reports from the ‘other side’
    • Replying to written questions
    • Dealing with suggestions of fraud
       
  • Court directions
    • Including joint expert discussions and the Joint Statement
       
  • Legal costs/costs budgets
    • terms & conditions
    • fees
    • payment

This course will include the latest case law developments on written questions to experts; covert recording of medical examinations; and why the expert in 
Thimmaya v Lancashire NHS Foundation Trust (Reported 20th January 2020)
was ordered to pay £89,000 in legal costs; plus the latest case on expert's duties:
A v X, Y & Z (reported April 2020)

 

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

Cost:

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