This course provides a starting point for a new expert witness, covering
- role and duties
- standards required
- procedures around instructing an expert witness
- relationship with the court and client
- the work – fact finding, early evaluation and pre-trial advice
- conflicts of interest
- terms of engagement and code of practice
- procedures and problems in expert meetings
- how to protect yourself
- how to ensure you get paid.
Cost for ACCA members: £495+VAT.
This course is designed to give you the knowledge and experience of being in court – a challenging and confrontational environment.
If you are called to give evidence in the witness box you need to be confident of your courtroom skills. As part of the training, you will experience what it is like to be cross-examined by a practising barrister and learn how to deal with cross-examination.
Cost for ACCA members: £295+VAT.
Law and Procedure
This course will provide a working knowledge of the structure of the legal system in which you will be working, as well as outlining some of the differences between the basis of law both within the UK and in other jurisdictions.
Procedure rules are the bedrock of expert witness work and compliance is mandatory. The Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) are deceptively simple and can trap those who are inexperienced or untrained.
Cost for ACCA members: £295+VAT
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Please note that the training may be available to you as an ACCA member at discounted prices available to the Academy’s members only. You should contact The Academy of Experts directly to discuss their terms and pricing.