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***THIS COURSE WILL BE DELIVERED LIVE ON 27 MAY***
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) is pleased to present the first of two live legal training courses for expert witnesses, geared towards all claimant and defendant experts that advise on valuing claims. A similar course for medical experts is available at https://www.apil.org.uk/training-for-expert-witnesses.
Who should attend?
Course 1 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.
The will provide you with all the legal knowledge required up to conference and directions, including report writing.
Our experts courses aim to deliver practical guidance to assist you in developing or enhancing 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
- A detailed analysis of a Care Report
- 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
- Particular problem areas
- 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 expert’s duties.
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. This course will run on 11 October 2021 and further details can be found here
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.
Top tier status:
Attendance at courses 1 and 2 will help you to acquire top tier status within the APIL expert witness directory.
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