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Expert Evidence Training Conference – July 2017

The Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) is hosting a 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 22 July 2017 (9am to 5pm) at the Rutledge Suite, Middle Temple Lane, London, EC4Y 9AT.

The course is suitable for Practitioners over 5 years’ call with:

  • A Chancery/commercial practice (expert accounting)
  • A medical negligence practice (forensic psychiatry)

Derek Wood CBE QC and Simon Readhead QC will deliver keynote addresses on the day. Derek Wood will cover the work ICCA has been doing on research and development in the area of expert evidence and Simon Readhead will focus on cross-examination of experts.

Please follow this link to download the full schedule. The day will include a case study on each specialist area, case analysis, lectures, and training on cross-examination with real experts.

This event is equivalent to 8.5 hours CPD.

Booking your place

Tickets cost £40 per person, including all course materials, lunch and refreshments. There are 48 spaces to be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Training places are limited to 24 tickets per specialist area (i.e. expert accounting 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 Wednesday 5 July 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.

  • Expert accounting – these sessions will place the focus on working with expert accounting evidence in relation to liability issues only. Delegates will have the opportunity to cross-examine eight accounting experts. The case study will be one provided by the International Advocacy Academy (IAA).
  • Forensic psychiatry – These medical negligence practice sessions will provide delegates with the opportunity to cross-examine four experienced forensic psychiatrists. The learning will be based on the Crane v Brown case study.

Please note that you will be asked to complete about  three hours preparation in advance of the course in July. 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.

In addition to the July date, ICCA hopes to deliver a second training event on Saturday 7 October 2017. The specialist areas for the October event will be economic and psychiatric experts . 

Delegates on July’s reserve list will have priority of booking for the October training event.

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