Medico-Legal Report Writing in Civil Claims (Core Skills)

This e-learning programme has been withdrawn pending changes to the Civil Procedure Rules.

James Badenoch Q.C.
Chairman Emeritus of the Expert Witness Institute


Medico-Legal Report Writing in Civil Claims (Core Skills) is an in-depth e-learning programme produced specifically for medical expert witnesses and certified by the Expert Witness Institute.

The programme will enable medical experts to produce Personal Injury reports that meet the standards required by the Rules of Court and GMC Guidance. It explains in detail how to produce clear, concise and reliable high-quality expert reports that address the relevant legal standards and tests and comply with court rules.

Structure and Content

The programme is presented in five modules:

  1. Introduction to Claims for Compensation
  2. Legal and Procedural Framework for Civil Litigation
  3. Role and Duties of Expert Witnesses (Part 1
  4. Role and Duties of Expert Witnesses (Part 2)
  5. Writing the Expert Report

The programme begins by explaining the fundamental principles underlying civil claims for compensation and then moves stage-by-stage through the essential legal principles and court rules that are essential for medical experts to understand and apply in their reports. The final module looks in detail at evidential writing skills and explores a detailed report template for personal injury reports.

The programme includes 2.5 hours of video presentations, detailed PowerPoint presentations, links to relevant documentation and other essential reading for medical experts reporting in civil claims, as well as the multiple choice assessment test certified by the EWI.

Programme Presenters

The programme is presented by Giles Eyre (9 Gough Square chambers) and Lynden Alexander (Professional Solutions) and is based on their highly-praised book: Writing Medico-Legal Reports in Civil Claims – an Essential Guide.

Benefits of the Programme




The Expert Witness Institute ( will certify the successful completion of this programme for all participants who complete the assessment test to the required standard. All experts who are successful can state that they have achieved this certification in their qualification and experience section of their expert reports and in their marketing material and directory entries. This is an important mark of competence as a medical expert witness.

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All experts who pass the assessment test will be able to display the e-learning certification logo on their reports.


Introductory Offer Price:
30-Day Individual Viewer Licence
£245+VAT (£49) = £294

System Requirements

Adobe Flash Player
(please note that this programme is currently not compatible with iPad and Smartphones)
Broadband Internet
Speakers or Headphones

Writing Medico-Legal Reports in Civil Claims – an Essential Guide:
E-learning Special Offer

E-learning special offer price: £49.95 + £5 postage (£20 discount on the cover price)

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