Guidance for Medical Experts

In this post, Daniel Sokol of 12KBW looks at the 2019 guidance of the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges for medical experts.

As clinical negligence lawyers, we know all too well that the quality of the medical expert evidence can win or lose a case. Hence the importance of careful selection of the expert (including looking at reported cases for judicial remarks on the expert), clear instructions, sharp analytical skills upon receipt of the report to assess its strength and weaknesses, and a willingness to politely but robustly challenge the expert in conference.

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