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The Expert Witness – a journey through the English Legal System / 31 July 2017

Title The Expert Witness – a journey through the English Legal System / 31 July 2017
Organiser Expert Witness Institute

Lecturer: Glenn Robinson

This course is designed to take you on a step by step journey into the English legal system and the importance of your role as an expert witness.

Are you new to being an expert witness or want to brush up on the basics? If so, it is essential that you understand the legal framework and how your role as an expert witness fits into the English legal system, both historically and contextually. This interactive course provides a comprehensive overview and insight into the UK’s judiciary and English legal system as increasingly, judges are becoming more demanding of expert witnesses.

This course is recommended for:

  • Those who are brand new to expert witness work and Provisional Members of the EWI
  • Experienced experts who want to refresh their knowledge of the English legal system

Course outline:

  • Your duty to the court 
  • Importance of report compliance and the different rules that apply and why
  • What to expect if you end up having to appear in court
  • Court terminology and the unique language of the judicial system translated
  • Anatomy of court law and the different court systems
  • History of the English Legal System
  • The UK Constitution
  • Key court cases and reforms relevant to expert witnesses
  • Sources of Law
  • The doctrine of binding precedent
  • The legal profession under the microscope

Learning outcomes:

  • 1    Be able to name and define the role of key English legal institutions, law-making bodies and the courts
  • 2    Understand key, basic features of the English/UK constitution and constitutional concepts
  • 3    Have a basic understanding of key concepts within legal reasoning, and be able to recognise these within case law
  • 4    A general understanding of the law, the English legal system, its institutions and the jury

About Glenn Robinson

Glenn joined BPP in 2000 after teaching at a number of institutions including the Universities of Reading, Buckingham and London. As an associate professor, his major role is as the director of training for the GDL and LLB faculty. He was instrumental in developing the new QLTS course and in leading BPP into the world of online and distance learning. Since 2000, he has also been an associate lecturer in law with the Open University.

EWI Member Rate: £260 Non-member Rate: £290 (including refreshments and lunch)

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

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Start Date 31/07/2017 09:30
End Date 31/07/2017 17:00
Address The Expert Witness Institute, 159-161 Temple Chambers, 3-7 Temple Ave, London, EC4Y ODA
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