Law for Experts' - 15th July 2019

15 Jul '19, 10:00 - 16:00.

The Expert Witness Institute, London.

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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.

About the event

Lecturer: Glenn Robinson

This interactive course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview and insight into the UK’s judiciary and legal system, as judges increasingly become more demanding of expert witnesses.


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: 6 hours


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The Expert Witness Institute
159-161 Temple Chambers
3-7 Temple Avenue