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Are you interested in being an expert witness?

Publication date: Dec 17, 2013 11:51 AM

Start: Jan 27, 2014 02:30 PM

  • Location: TBC
  • Open To: Academic Staff Only
  • Admission: Free

UCL Consultants Ltd (UCLC) is hosting a talk given by Bond Solon, a leading legal training and information company, on the role of the expert witness in relation to litigation.

The presentation will cover:

  • the role and duty to the court of the expert witness
  • the importance of training and preparation
  • the significance of the Civil Procedure Rules
  • the recent changes to the law on immunity from prosecution as a result of Jones v Kaney
  • the general legal landscape since the Jackson reforms

You can also learn about the service UCLC offers to academics providing expert witness services, including contract negotiation with law firms, the provision of professional indemnity insurance and a full invoicing and collection facility. UCLC is also a corporate member of the Expert Witness Institute (EWI) which provides an expert referral service from law firms seeking expertise and entitles our experts to use the EWI accreditation on reports and opinions.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with Bond Solon’s speaker, Francesca Burfield, a barrister and experienced trainer, and refreshments will be provided afterwards.

This will be of interest to any UCL academic who would like to be involved in or who has been asked to to carry out expert witness work, or those already doing so who would like to be fully aware of the role and its responsibilities.

Please contact Ingrid Khedun at or call 0207 679 9796 by 17th January to make a booking. Places are limited so bookings are on a first come, first served basis.