• This Event was held 10 months ago


Organiser Expert Witness Institute

Lecturer: Lynden Alexander

This seminar provides 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 basic evidential writing skills necessary to produce reports that fulfil all the requirements of the litigation process. Throughout the seminar, extracts from expert reports will be used to highlight the differences between well and poorly drafted reports.

This course is recommended for:

  • Those who are new to expert witness work
  • Provisional and Individual Members of the EWI
  • Experienced experts who want to refresh their knowledge of report writing

Course outline:

  • 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
  • Opinion writing: essential requirements
  • Evidential writing skills
  • Common problems in reports (and how to avoid these)

Why should you attend?

  • Address the practical concerns of 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


CPD: 6 hours

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:       Sophia Jackson on 020 7936 2213 

Start Date 23/02/2018 09:30
End Date 23/02/2018 17:00
Address Expert Witness Institute
159-161 Temple Chambers
3-7 Temple Avenue
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