The Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) has just hosted a successful one-day-training event focusing on the handling of expert witnesses. The syllabus was created in consultation with a number of Specialists Bar Associations (SBAs).
The training took place on Saturday 7 October at the Rutledge Suite, Middle Temple Lane, London, EC4Y 9AT. This event follows another very well attended conference in July 2017.
The course was designed for Practitioners over four years’ call:
- A financial/commercial practice (dealing with economic expert evidence)
- A medical expert practice (dealing with forensic psychiatric evidence)
Derek Wood CBE QC and Professor David Ormerod QC delivered keynote addresses on the day and Sarah Whitehouse QC lead a demonstration on Expert Witness handling.
Please follow this link to download the full schedule. The day included case studies dealing with either economic or psychiatric expert evidence, lectures, case analysis and cross-examination of real experts, after having had the opportunity to confer with them.
This event was equivalent to 6.5 hours CPD.
About the training
ICCA’s consultation with the SBAs highlighted the preparation for the cross-examination of experts and related practical exercises on expert witnesses handling, as a key knowledge area for development as part of this training.
- Economic Expert Evidence – Delegates had the opportunity to cross-examine four economics experts. The case study was provided by Frontier Economics.
- Forensic Psychiatry Evidence – Delegates had the opportunity to cross-examine experienced forensic psychiatrists. The learning was based on the Crane v Brown case study.