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Law for Experts (Scotland)


24 Nov 2021

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 Scottish legal system, both historically and contextually.

Two Part webinar:
24th November 2021: 18.30 - 20.30 and 1st December 2021: 18.30 - 20.20

This course is recommended for:

  • Those who are new to expert witness work
  • Experienced experts who want to learn about or refresh their knowledge of the Scottish 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 Scottish 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 Scottish 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

Non-Members: £240 / Members: £200

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