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It is essential that all expert witnesses understand the legal framework and how their role as an expert witness fits into the English legal system, both historically and contextually. This interactive course is designed provide a comprehensive overview and insight into the UK’s judiciary and legal system, as judges increasingly become more demanding of expert witnesses.This course is recommended for:Those who are new to expert witness workProvisional and Individual Members of the EWIExperienced experts who want to refresh their knowledge of the English legal systemCourse outline:The expert witness’ duty to the court Importance of report compliance – the different rules that apply and whyWhat to expect if you end up having to appear in courtCourt terminology and the unique language of the judicial system translatedAnatomy of court law and the different court systemsThe UK Constitution and a history of the English Legal SystemKey court cases and reforms relevant to expert witnessesSources of lawThe doctrine of binding precedentThe legal profession under the microscope Why should you attend? Understand the nature and role of English legal institutions, law-making bodies and the courtsUnderstand key features of the English/UK constitution and constitutional conceptsUnderstand key concepts within legal reasoning and be able to recognise these within case lawUnderstand your role and obligations within this legal frameworkCPD: 6 hoursEWI Member Rate: £260 Non-member Rate: £290 (including lunch)Click here for a booking formWrite: Expert Witness Institute, 159-161 Temple Chambers, 3-7 Temple Avenue, London EC4Y ODA Email: events@ewi.org.uk Call: 020 7936 2213