The Expert Witness - Journey Through the English Legal System

Title The Expert Witness - Journey Through the English Legal System
Organiser Expert Witness Institute
Details

Lecturer: Glenn Robinson, BPP

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



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EWI Member Rate: £260 Non-member Rate: £290 including lunch
Write: Expert Witness Institute, 159-161 Temple Chambers, 3-7 Temple Avenue, London EC4Y ODA
Email: events@ewi.org.uk 
Call: 020 7936 2213

Start Date 27/11/2017 10:00
End Date 27/11/2017 16:00
Address The Expert Witness Institute, 159-161 Temple Chambers, 3-7 Temple Avenue, London, EC4Y 0DA
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