This course 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 fulfill all the requirements of the litigation process.
- Court requirements for expert reports
- Statement of truth
- Report types
- Timing of the expert instruction and its implications for report content
- Analysing the letter of instruction to ensure report meets the brief
- Report structures / templates
- Opinion writing
- Efficiency, proportionality and profitability through report writing
- Common mistakes in report writing
CPD Hours: 7 hours
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Trainer: Beth Rigby
Beth trained with a national firm specialising in personal injury litigation and qualified as a solicitor in 2007. Over the course of almost ten years in practice she was involved in a huge range of civil cases including clinical negligence, personal injury, product liability and medical devices litigation on behalf of individuals and groups. In January 2018 Beth moved to work in house for a medico-legal expert company and provides advice on report content and structure in all types of civil litigation, as well as preparing for conferences, joint expert meetings and trials. She has a unique insight into the needs of solicitors based upon her own experiences, combined with the demands of her current role and understanding from an expert’s perspective.