OUR EXPERT WITNESS TRAINING PROGRAMME
CPR Part 35 Legal Training
Our expert witnesses are required to undertake a comprehensive legal training programme with our in house lawyers to provide them with an understanding of their duties to the Court and the requirement to provide objective, unbiased and fact based evidence. Upon completion of the training programme they have a solid understanding of the competencies required of them pursuant to the Civil Procedure Rules Part 35, the related Practice Direction (PD35) and the Guidance for the Instruction of Experts in Civil Claims 2014 (Civil Justice Council). We also run regular training sessions throughout the year which include refreshers of legal principles, case law updates, compliance with GDPR and presenting with professionalism and resilience when delivering verbal evidence.
In addition, all of our expert witnesses have been personally mentored by Fiona Johnson in relation to key aspects of their role, for example, assessment, review of evidence, report production and presenting a clear rationale for opinion in conferences and joint discussions.
CIVIL PROCEDURE RULES
Requirements of the Role
FJLTD ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM
During the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, we took to zoom to train several new associates about the role and responsibilities of an expert witness. The eight week course covered key areas such as; legal principles, report writing, joint discussions, all the way through to trial. The success of the programme lead us to conduct another online course in 2021, welcoming two more new associates to the team. We will be running the course again in 2022 and would welcome any professionals looking to start their career in the expert witness field. Please contact Legal Service Manager Amelia Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV if you would be interested in taking part.
WHY UNDERTAKE OUR TRAINING PROGRAMME?
WHO SHOULD ENROL ON OUR TRAINING
If you are looking to expand your career and build on your existing knowledge and skill set, our expert witness training is perfect for you. Our course will provide you with the essential tools to start your new career as an expert witness and increase your income to include freelance work at a pace unique to your workload.
COMPLETION OF THE COURSE
Becoming an expert witness will allow you to play a fundamental role within the United Kingdom’s judicial system. Your opinion based evidence may go on to assist the court in both financial and life changing decisions
FUTURE OF AN EXPERT WITNESS
On completion of the course you can look to become a qualified expert witness, with the possibility of joining us here at FJ LTD if we are on a recruitment drive at the time of your completion.
FJ LTD SEMINARS
Using our team of experienced expert witnesses and lawyers, we plan to begin a series of informative seminars to share our knowledge and skill set with those who are already experienced in the field, as well as any qualified professionals who are considering starting expert witness work.
Our training seminars will cover the core areas of expert witness work including:
Civil Law and Procedure;
Court Room Skills.
Please keep an eye on our website and social media pages to keep up to date with when our seminars will take place.
Similarly, we would like to hear from you. If you are an expert witness or clinical professional who is looking to glean more knowledge on a certain area of Expert Witness work, please get in touch and we can help structure a seminar that is right for you.