Law for Experts'

19 Feb '20, 10:00 - 16:30.

The Expert Witness Institute, London.

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Main session £360.00.

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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

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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Speakers

Glenn Robinson

BPP Law School

Glenn joined BPP in 2000 after teaching at a number of institutions including the Universities of Reading, Buckingham and London. As an associate professor, his major role is as the director of training for the GDL and LLB faculty.
He was instrumental in developing the new QLTS course and in leading BPP into the world of online and distance learning.

Since 2000, he has also been an associate lecturer in law with the Open University.

About the venue

The Expert Witness Institute
159-161 Temple Chambers
3-7 Temple Avenue
London
EC4Y 0DA