Key Learning Points
- Identifying the issues to be addressed in your report
- Using a structured approach to preparation and writing
- Expressing an independent view and arguing your conclusion
- Handling supporting information
- Developing an objective and critical eye in relation to your report
- Insulating your report against cross-examination
- Dealing with procedural requirements, including The Expert’s Declarations
Excellence in Report Writing - overview
An expert witness’s report is a vital element in litigation. It must be clear, succinct, independent and well presented.
Many experts develop their own report-writing style or adopt other people’s. But they’ve rarely received constructive feedback from lawyers on what’s actually required from their written evidence.
This course explores what lawyers and the courts expect and require from an expert witness’s report. You’ll be taught how to assess your own and other experts’ reports, and to produce, quickly and consistently, reports that are court-compliant and that can withstand cross-examination.
This course can count towards the Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate.
The Digital Hub
When you book a place on this public course, you will be given free access to the Bond Solon Digital Hub, our new resource for expert witnesses. Find out more.
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