Expert Witness Training

There is rarely a best or optimum time for training except that it is usually better to attend before it is imperative.

The courses shown are designed as ‘stand-alones’ which means that they can be taken as appropriate for each individual. However some courses presuppose a certain amount of knowledge which will either be obtained by attending courses or by having had the appropriate experience.

These notes are to help you decide what is best for you. Remember there are no absolutes and personal preference and diary availability will often be the decider.

Foundation Course

It is best to attend this two day course before undertaking any Expert Witness work.

It would probably be prudent to attend this course before you accept instructions.

Procedure Rules

The optimum timing is as soon as convenient after attending the Foundation Course. Because this course covers the procedures which must be followed, it should be ‘sooner’ rather than ‘later’.

Attendance on the Foundation Course or suitable prior experience is necessary to gain maximum advantage from this course.

Practical Law for Experts

This is not a particularly time sensitive course in that it supplements knowledge of a general legal nature and so it can be taken at any time.

This course can be of value to you in everyday commercial life as well as for your Expert practice.

Into Court…

There is more than one ‘best’ time for this course. This course is designed for those starting their Expert careers although everybody benefits from honing their skills.

Into Court... should not normally be undertaken before the Foundation Course or without some other appropriate experience.

You will gain the greatest benefit by attending this course shortly after the Foundation Course and/or as a refresher/confidence builder just before a court or arbitral appearance.

Expert Determination

Expert Determination is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution involving the use of an independent Expert to investigate the referred matters and to give his Determination which is binding on the parties.

Although not strictly an ‘Expert Witness’ training course Expert Determination is included here as it is a valuable adjunct to the other courses.

This can be undertaken at any time but ideally before accepting an Expert Determination appointment!