We are pleased to confirm that all our expert witness courses and certificates are now being delivered virtually on a public basis and we can do the same with closed courses for individual organisations and their staff. Our virtual classrooms are easy to navigate with instant access to face-to-face real time learning. The technology includes group conversation, online polls, interactive white boards as well as break out room functionality. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 7549 2549 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are an expert witness whose specialisms fall outside the medical field, please visit our expert witness training overview webpage
Medical experts play a fundamental role within the judicial system by providing opinion evidence to assist courts in reaching decisions. As well as having the relevant qualifications and experience in your professional field, it is now regarded as essential to undertake recognised Expert Witness Training.
In May 2019 the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges issued guidance for professionals acting as medical expert witness where it is clearly stated that in addition to possessing the necessary clinical knowledge, training and experience, “healthcare professionals who act as expert witnesses should undertake specific training for being an expert witness and the expectations and responsibilities of this role. Training should be kept up to date with appropriate refresher courses or other activities.”
This guidance has been endorsed by the majority of healthcare professional organisations in the UK and is supported by the regulatory bodies. Find out more about this guidance here
Recognised Expert Witness Training
Bond Solon is the UK’s leading provider of expert witness training and CPD events for medical experts. We are also the only firm to be ranked Band One in the prestigious 2019 edition of Chambers and Partners for Witness Familiarisation and Expert Witness Training.
We provide training covering the core areas of expert witness work. Individual experts can attend our public courses or we can arrange closed courses if you have a group of colleagues who wish to attend training together. The training can either be run in the classroom or delivered virtually. Various e-learning products are also available.
In conjunction with School of Law & Politics, Cardiff University we offer university certificated training for experts who act in civil, criminal and family law proceedings. Finally, we host an annual conference which is the largest gathering of expert witnesses in the UK.
Our expert witness training will enable you to:
- Comply with the expert witness training requirements set in the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Guidance
- Undertake CPD learning that addresses the legal aspects of your work
- Comply with the relevant law and procedure that applies to your expert witness work
- Produce court-compliant reports and give effective oral evidence
- Conduct yourself appropriately in experts’ discussions and meetings
- Market your expert witness services more effectively
To view the full list of our courses please click here
Completion of the Cardiff University Bond Solon (CUBS) Expert Witness Certificate will enable you to:
- Demonstrate to instructing parties that you are competent to perform the role of the expert witness
- Register for free on the National Register of University Certificated Expert Witnesses
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Who should attend these courses?
Our courses, conferences and university certificated training programmes are suitable for medical experts whether they have been acting as an expert witness for many years or are completely new to the role.
Over 250,000 witnesses have attended our courses and in excess of 1,500 experts have completed or are in the process of completing the widely recognised Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificates
If you have an upcoming case where you are being called to give evidence, and require a course that will familiarise you with the process of giving evidence, lawyers’ techniques in cross-examination and allows you to experience cross-examination in a safe learning environment, then we would advise making use of our reactive Witness Familiarisation Service. For further details please call our office on 020 7549 2549.