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”"

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.


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