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***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
- 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
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.