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This day course, aimed at both the newcomer and the experienced expert witness, will explain and explore the essential legal concepts that the clinical expert witness must understand in order to provide expert evidence in a clinical negligence claim.  To be effective in this field (and to avoid professional criticism) the clinician must be familiar with these concepts as well as their role in litigation, and must be up-to-date with changes and developments in the law.

Course tutor:

Giles Eyre is a barrister who has for many years practised in the field of personal injury, disease and clinical negligence claims in the courts of England and Wales.  That work brought him into frequent contact with experts writing reports to support the litigation, and, in particular, medical and care experts.  For 20 years he has been involved in educating and training experts, particularly medical experts, presenting seminars on legal principles, effective report writing and giving evidence.  Giles is the co-author of Writing Medico-Legal Reports in Civil Claims – an essential guide ( which is now in its Second Edition (September 2015).

Order the Writing Medico-Legal Reports in Civil Claims – an essential guide at AvMA members’ price is £59.95 (a 15% discount on the cover price)


AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) is the UK charity for patient safety and justice. AvMA holds an acclaimed and dedicated database of medical experts that is continually revised and maintained by the medically trained AvMA staff. We can advise and recommend the appropriate expert to instruct in any clinical negligence case.

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  • November 16, 2016
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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7 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4BS, United Kingdom