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Expert Evidence Training Conference – October 2017

Following a successful event in July 2017, the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) is hosting a further one-day-training event focusing on the handling of expert witnesses. The syllabus has been created in consultation with a number of Specialists Bar Associations (SBAs).

The training will take place on: Saturday 7 October 2017 (9am to 5pm) at the Rutledge SuiteMiddle Temple Lane, London, EC4Y 9AT.

The course is suitable for Practitioners over four years’ call:

  • A financial/commercial practice (dealing with economic expert evidence)
  • A medical expert practice (dealing with forensic psychiatric evidence)

Derek Wood CBE QC and Professor David Ormerod QC will deliver keynote addresses on the day and Sarah Whitehouse QC will lead a demonstration.

Please follow this link to download the full schedule. The day will include a case study dealing with either economic or psychiatric expert evidence, lectures, case analysis, a conference with, and cross-examination of real experts.

This event is equivalent to 6.5 hours CPD.

Booking your place

Tickets cost £40 per person, including all course materials, lunch and refreshments. There are 24 spaces to be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Training places are limited to 12 tickets per specialist area (i.e. Financial Economics or Forensic Psychiatry). If your choice is fully booked, your details will be placed on a reserve list in case of cancellations; you will be notified if a place becomes available.

Follow this link to book your place on this training event. Please note that you will be redirected to an external site for the processing of your booking and payment.

Bookings close at midnight on Sunday 1 October 2017.

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About the training

ICCA’s recent consultation with the SBAs highlighted the preparation for the cross-examination of experts and related practical exercises on expert witnesses handling, as a key knowledge area for development as part of this training.

  • Economic Expert Evidence – Delegates will have the opportunity to cross-examine four economics experts. The case study will be provided by Frontier Economics.
  • Forensic Psychiatry Evidence – Delegates will have the opportunity to cross-examine experienced forensic psychiatrists. The learning will be based on the Crane v Brown case study.

Please note that you will be required to complete approximately three hours preparation in advance of the course in October. Preparation will include familiarising yourself with relevant materials, including the case study and expert reports relevant to your specialism, as well as watching a 45 min video. Further information on accessing these materials will be sent to you approximately two weeks before the event date. 

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