Law and Procedure - overview
Experts involved in civil and criminal proceedings in Scotland need to understand the basics of law and legal procedure to work effectively and confidently and comply with various mandatory requirements.
The practical implications of The Law Society of Scotland Expert Witness Code of Practice, guidance and judicial comment on the roles and responsibilities of experts are studied.
This course can count towards the University of Aberdeen Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate.
Key Learning Points
- The role of the expert
- Evidence and procedure in the Civil and Criminal Courts
- Relationships between the expert, court and solicitor
- The Law Society of Scotland Expert Witness Code of Practice
About the Trainer
Andrew Bowen QC, from Terra Firm Chambers, is the lead trainer for this course. He qualified as a solicitor (1989) and barrister (1993) in England and Wales before calling to the Scottish Bar in 1997, taking silk in 2012. He has a wide-ranging civil and commercial practice, with particular expertise in contract, property, professional liability, cross-border issues and arbitration. His commercial experience includes complex contractual, construction and property disputes, including PFI contracts, shareholders' litigation, directors' fiduciary duties and professional negligence, disciplinary and regulatory including healthcare professional and architects. He has experience of arbitrations under ICC, LCIA and SCC Rules as well as under the [English] 1996 Arbitration Act and the [Scottish] 2010 Act. He has also prosecuted as an Ad Hoc Advocate Depute since 2003.
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