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The importance and responsibilities of the expert witness

  • Dates: 03 – 03 Mar, 2018
  • Location: Durban, Umhlanga 4319, South Africa
  • Address: Gateway Hotel Centenary Blvd & Twilight Drive, Umhlanga Ridge


Please register your interest for future expert training events:


A training course for doctors and dentists

Suitable for:

Doctors and dentists, especially current experts and those interested in being an expert witness.

Priority booking for:

Medical Protection and Dental Protection members.


Free for members and non-members

With increasing frequency doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals are invited to act as experts and give independent opinion in inquiries, inquests and litigation.

Here is your opportunity to train as an expert. As the world’s leading defence organisation we have a unique insight into the critical role of the expert in investigations and legal cases.

Clinical negligence claims and regulatory matters rely on expert evidence, and you have the opportunity to learn from fellow professionals and gain expertise to benefit the whole profession.

You will learn about the commitment involved and the high standards expected, particularly around report writing and giving evidence to a court.

Topics covered will include:
  • Role and duties of the expert witness
  • Principles of consent
  • Breach and causation
  • Expert reports: Preparation and legal considerations
  • Joint meetings
  • Giving evidence
  • An expert's perspective: Professional issues
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