MEDICO-LEGAL ESSENTIALS COURSE OVERVIEW

COURSE OUTLINE

Five hours CPD

REGISTRATION: 9.45 - 10.00 hrs - course materials distributed
  • 10.00am - Welcome and housekeeping

10.15 BASICS
  • What are medical experts and why are they used?
  • Who can be a medico-legal expert?
  • Overview of the duties of an expert
  • Why be a medical expert?
  • The essentials of Report Writing
  • Numbers of claims and types
  • What do solicitors and barristers do?
  • The parties involved in a case and their roles
  • Medical agencies
  • Tort - duty, breach, causation damage

11.30 - 11.45 Coffee

11.45 - The Civil Procedure Rules
  • Portals
  • Litigation process
  • Fundamental dishonesty
  • Multiple experts
  • Joint reports
  • Trial
  • MedCo

13.15 - 13.45 Light Lunch

13.45 MECHANICS
  • How solicitors choose an expert
  • Accepting instructions
  • Letter of instruction
  • Medical records
  • Attendance with claimant
  • Answering questions
  • Fees

14.45 - 15.00 Tea

15.00 PRESENTATION OF THE EVIDENCE
  • The formalities
  • Range of opinion
  • Standard of proof
  • Causation
  • Massaging the evidence
  • Sacking the expert
  • Privilege

15.30 PRACTICAL EXAMPLES OF REPORT WRITING
  • Useful reports
  • Unhelpful reports

15.45 FINAL THOUGHTS
  • Liability of the expert
  • Experts in the news (for the wrong reasons)
  • Top Tips for experts
  • FAQs

END OF COURSE: 16.15

Please note that the times given are only approximate and the confirmed times will be provided in your course joining instructions.

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