Expert witnesses are increasingly being used in both criminal and civil litigation. Many environmental and public health professionals, trading standards officers and consultants have considerable expertise and may wish to add acting as an expert witness to their portfolio. This online training considers all aspects of being an expert witness, including what expert witnesses are, who can be an expert witness, what expert witnesses can do, the rules governing the way in which expert witnesses must act and the consequences of failing to follow them.
Gain an understanding of what an expert witness is, and how they differ from lay witnesses
Understand who can be an expert witness
Understand when expert witnesses can be used in both civil and criminal cases
Understand the rules governing how expert witnesses must behave before and during litigation, and the consequences of failing to do so
Understanding the structure and purpose of witness statements
Understand what an expert witness is, how expertise is identified and when expert witnesses can be used
An understanding of the role, duties and responsibilities of expert witnesses
Who should attend?
- Environmental Health Practitioner (EHPs), trading standard officers and town and country planners with a particular expertise or specialist who might wish to act as expert witnesses
- Consultants with particular expertise who may wish to act as expert witnesses
- Public health specialists and registrars