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8th May 2013

Professional Solutions E-Learning Programme for Medical Experts Wins Claims Innovation Award

The new e-learning programme for medical experts ‘Medico-Legal Report Writing in Civil Claims – Core Skills’ has won the Online Initiative of the Year Award at the Claims Innovation Awards 2013.

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8th May 2013

New Law Journal Reviews E-Learning Programme

The New Law Journal has reviewed our e-learning programme Medico-Legal Report Writing in Civil Claims – Core Skills. We are delighted that the review is so positive and it justifies our belief that our e-learning programme, which is certified by the Expert Witness Institute, is the market leader.

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March 11th 2013

Law Society Gazette Reviews e-Learning Programme

"This comprehensive training takes the expert through the process of personal injury litigation step by step and clearly explains both the
CPR requirements and the reasons behind them."

Read the full review here (PDF)

February 13th 2013

EWI Certifies Professional Solutions E-Learning Programme for Medical Expert Witnesses

The Expert Witness Institute (EWI) has given certification to Professional Solutions’ e-learning programme created specifically for medical expert witnesses in civil litigation. This is the first time that the EWI has certified an e-learning programme and it comes on the back of its support for our highly praised book, Writing Medico-Legal Reports in Civil Claims – An essential Guide.

This exciting new programme Medico-Legal Report Writing (Core Skills) is available on-line from 14 January 2013 and can be accessed here

September 20th 2011

Press release from Professional Solutions and Expert Witness Institute (EWI)

"A new guide to writing medico-legal reports in civil claims has been published by Professional Solutions Publications (www.prosols.uk.com).

The guide is written for medical experts who produce expert reports in personal injury, industrial disease and clinical negligence claims. It is the first text that offers detailed guidance to medical experts on how to address the often difficult and complex reporting issues that arise in medico-legal practice.

Co-authors Giles Eyre (a barrister at 9 Gough Square Chambers) and Lynden Alexander (a forensic consultant at Professional Solutions Learning and Development) wrote the book to meet a clear learning need for many medical experts."

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July 4th 2011

New Book Released: Writing Medico-Legal Reports in Civil Claims – an Essential Guide

Giles Eyre (9 Gough Square chambers) and Lynden Alexander (Professional Solutions Learning and Development) have written a comprehensive guide to medico-legal report writing in civil claims. The book offers detailed advice to experts across a range of medico-legal issues and illustrates key learning points with examples of evidence that will either help or hinder lawyers in progressing claims.

To order the book, please click here.

April 8th 2011

Forthcoming Book Release (Expected 20 June 2011): Writing Medico-Legal Reports in Civil Claims – an Essential Guide

Giles Eyre (9 Gough Square chambers) and Lynden Alexander (Professional Solutions Learning and Development) have written a comprehensive guide to medico-legal report writing in civil claims. The book offers detailed advice to experts across a range of medico-legal issues and illustrates key learning points with examples of evidence that will either help or hinder lawyers in progressing claims.

To order the book, please click here.

March 31st 2011

Expert Witnesses: Immunity from Suit Abolished by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court yesterday abolished the immunity from suit enjoyed by expert witnesses for breach of duty (whether in contract or in negligence). In Jones (Appellant) v Kaney (Respondent) [2011] UKSC 13, a clinical psychologist instructed by the appellant is alleged to have carried out her duties negligently by signing a joint statement that wrongly recorded details of what was agreed between the experts at a joint discussion (a meeting of experts). The effect of signing the statement was that the claimant felt constrained to settle the case for a significantly lower sum than would otherwise have been achieved.

The appellant issued proceedings in the High Court for negligence against the respondent, who in turn applied for the claim to be struck out. The judge in the High Court was bound by the Court of Appeal’s decision in Stanton vs Callaghan [2000] QB 75 to hold that the respondent, as an expert witness, was entitled to immunity from such a claim in respect of her preparation of a joint statement for trial, and granted the application.

The appellant’s appeal against this order went direct to the Supreme Court as a point of general importance. In its judgment, the Supreme Court by a majority allowed the appeal and abolished the immunity from suit enjoyed by experts.

The full judgment (or a press summary) can be downloaded from: http://www.supremecourt.gov.uk/decided-cases/index.html

We will be discussing the implications of this ruling at the forthcoming Writing Expert Reports workshops on 19-20 May 2011. Workshop details are at:
http://www.prosols.uk.com/training/expert_witness/index.shtml

January 6th 2011

Blog site launch

Professional Solutions is launching its blog site as a first step to integrating our services with the needs of our clients.

 

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