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Law for Experts (England and Wales)

Webinar

12 Oct 2022

6:30PM - 8:30PM

It is essential that all expert witnesses understand the legal framework and how their role as an expert witness fits into the English legal system, both historically and contextually. Two Part webinar. Next dates are 13th and 21st October, 18.30-20.30

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 the English legal system

Course outline:

  • The expert witness’ duty to the court
  • Importance of report compliance - 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
  • The UK Constitution and a history of the English Legal System
  • Key court cases and reforms relevant to expert witnesses
  • Sources of law
  • The doctrine of binding precedent
  • The legal profession under the microscope
  • Why should you attend?
  • Understand the nature and role of English legal institutions, law-making bodies and the courts
  • Understand key features of the English/UK constitution and constitutional concepts
  • Understand key concepts within legal reasoning and be able to recognise these within case law
  • Understand your role and obligations within this legal framework

CPD: 4 hours

Price
Non-Members: £240 / Members: £200

Event Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations received 61 days + prior to the event – A full refund will be given
  • Cancellations received 31-60 days prior to the event – A 75% refund will be given
  • Cancellations received 15-30 days prior to the event – A 50% refund will be given
  • Cancellations received 0-14 days prior to the event – No refund will be given

Please note, any delegates who do not attend on the day will not receive a refund.

Access to the event will be denied if payment in advance has not been made.

The EWI reserve the right to cancel any event with a minimum of 3 days notice and will provide a full refund to delegates.

Disclaimer
Event content is provided to members of the Expert Witness Institute in support of their work. It represents the Institute’s view of good practice in a particular area, and members are not obliged to follow it. It does not constitute legal or professional advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for legal advice. Whilst care has been taken to ensure that the content is accurate, up to date, and useful, the Expert Witness Institute will not accept any legal liability in relation to it. If specific advice or information is required, then a suitably qualified professional should be consulted.

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