Report Writing I / 24 Feb 2017

Title Report Writing I / 24 Feb 2017
Organiser The Expert Witness Institute
Details

This seminar deals with the fundamental skills needed to write high-quality expert reports. The framework of court rules and procedure that form the context for expert reports will be explained, as will the fundamental evidential writing skills necessary to produce reports that fulfil all the requirements of the litigation process. Finally, extracts from expert reports will be discussed to highlight the differences between well and poorly drafted expert opinion in reports.

Morning Session

  • Role and duties of expert witnesses
  • Court requirements of expert reports
  • Purpose of the expert report in the litigation process
  • Communicating effectively with the lawyers
  • Expert report structures and templates

Afternoon Session

  • Opinion writing: essential requirements
  • Evidential writing skills
  • Common problems in reports (and how to avoid these)
  • Analyse report extracts for strengths and weaknesses

Benefits of Attending

  • Receive specialist tuition from an experienced forensic communication consultant
  • Deals with the practical concerns of experts when writing reports
  • Understand the purpose of expert evidence and the use of the report by the solicitor
  • Learn how to use expert report structures and templates
  • Learn how to give coherent expert opinion
  • Develop clear strategies for improving evidential writing skills
  • Learn how to handle issues that commonly arise in an expert witness’ practice

Cost:
EWI Member Rate: £260 Non-member Rate: £290 including lunch

How to book: 
Contact The Expert Witness Institute, 159-161 Temple Chambers, 3-7 Temple Avenue, London EC4Y ODA
Email  events@ewi.org.uk or call on 020 7936 2213

Speaker: Lynden Alexander

Lynden Alexander is a communication skills consultant who specialises in forensic communication. He leads the expert witness programme at Professional Solutions Learning and Development.

He began offering training to expert witnesses in 1996 and has since trained more than 6000 expert witnesses in forensic writing and courtroom presentation skills. He presents workshops on expert witness skills for the Expert Witness Institute and other professional bodies. He is also the co-author of Writing Medico-Legal Reports in Civil Claims, now in its second edition. Before working in the field of forensic communication, he was a Eurobond and Equity Derivatives trader in the City of London.

Terms and Conditions

Start Date 24/02/2017 09:30
End Date 24/02/2017 17:00
Address The Expert Witness Institute, 159-161 Temple Chambers, 3-7 Temple Avenue, London EC4Y ODA
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