• Training Room

    Being an Expert Witness
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    This course is designed to brief you on all aspects of this important topic

Duration 1 full day

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Staff who have given or are planning to give expert reports, opinions or testimony in any form of legal proceedings

“An expert witness is a person who, through practice or study or both, is specially qualified in a recognised branch of knowledge, whether it be art, science or craft”

“Perverters of the truth have been classified as liars, damned liars, and expert witnesses.”

If you have given or are planning to give expert reports, opinions or testimony in any form of legal proceedings, then you ought to be aware of these contrasting views and alert to the very particular obligations and responsibilities on you personally and otherwise when acting as an expert. This course is designed to brief you on all aspects of this important topic. It will include:

  • The different contexts in which experts might be required and the different services that they may be asked to provide
  • Terms and conditions of engagement as an expert
  • Preparing reports
  • Relationship with instructing parties
  • Appearing in court
  • Some advocacy tips

The day will be split into three sessions covering different aspects:

Session 1 - An introduction and context of the expert witness (10.00 - 11.15)

Session 2 - Terms of engagement and report writing (11.45 – 13.00)

Session 3 - The expert in court (14.00 - 15.30)



Delivered By: Charles Hennessy, a practising Solicitor Advocate and a solicitor with 40 years’ experience and Academic Director of the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in the Law School

Prerequisites

Lunch and refreshments will be provided