Writing Expert Reports – Introduction
Revised and Updated for the Jackson Reforms
This workshop deals with 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 fundamental evidential writing skills necessary to produce reports that fulfil all the requirements of the litigation process. Finally, extracts from expert reports will be discussed to highlight the differences between well and poorly drafted expert opinion in reports. This is an excellent session for resolving the fundamental issues in expert report writing.
- Role and duties of expert witnesses
- Basic legal principles
- Court requirements of expert reports
- Purpose of the expert report in the litigation process
- Communicating effectively with the lawyers
- Expert report structures and templates
- Opinion writing: essential requirements
- Evidential writing skills
- Common problems in reports (and how to avoid these problems)
- Analyse report extracts for strengths and weaknesses
Benefits of Attending
- Receive specialist tuition from an experienced forensic communication consultant
- Deals with the practical concerns of experts when writing reports
- Understand the purpose of expert evidence and the use of the report by the solicitor
- Learn how to use expert report structures and templates
- Learn how to give coherent expert opinion
- Develop clear strategies for improving evidential writing skills
- Learn how to handle issues that commonly arise in an expert witness’ practice
Lynden is a communication skills consultant who specialises in forensic communication. Since 1996, he has trained more than 6000 expert witnesses in writing and presenting expert evidence in court and other tribunal. He trains experts involved in both civil and criminal courts and in mental health review tribunals. He also has more than ten years’ experience in training expert witnesses involved in planning appeals and highways inquiries. His book on expert evidence (written with Giles Eyre): Writing Medico-Legal Reports in Civil Claims: An Essential Guide.
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