Expert Witness – Writing the Expert Witness Report – Part 2 (Autumn ’19)
September 13 @ 09:30 - 16:30£187.00
Writing reports for court as psychologist and expert witness – the what to consider, how to do it and what not to do
This workshop focuses on the importance of the Expert Report and the court’s expectations of the expert report.
The Expert Witness Report is the foundation of Expert Witness work and a poorly written report may lead to questions about the Expert’s competence.
Attendees will learn how to prepare reports which are more valuable to the commissioning solicitor and the court as well as defensible during cross examination in the witness box.
An approach to preparing expert witness reports as a practitioner psychologist is considered which allows delegates to consider information provided during the assessment in a way more suited to court settings.
The legal process as well as the formal requirements for structure of the report will be made clear.
This training is in a small group environment to assist psychologists to learn how to present their existing knowledge at its best in legal settings.
Delegates will be disadvantaged if they have not attended Expert Witness workshop 1 as the approach used builds upon knowledge already presented and will not be repeated.
This workshop is intended for HCPC registered practitioner psychologists or those towards the completion of their accredited training.
It is particularly suitable for anyone considering embarking on practice as an Expert Witness but will also be a useful refresher for those who may have found themselves unexpectedly taking on this role.
This is skills based training for psychologists acting as expert witnesses. It is strongly recommended that you attend Part 1, 2 and 3 sequentially and before attending Part 4.