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Medico legal report writing template

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This e-learning programme has been withdrawn pending changes to the Civil Procedure Rules.

James Badenoch Q.C.
Chairman Emeritus of the Expert Witness Institute


Medico-Legal Report Writing in Civil Claims (Core Skills) is an in-depth e-learning programme produced specifically for medical expert witnesses and certified by the Expert Witness Institute.

The programme will enable medical experts to produce Personal Injury reports that meet the standards required by the Rules of Court and GMC Guidance. It explains in detail how to produce clear, concise and reliable high-quality expert reports that address the relevant legal standards and tests and comply with court rules.

Structure and Content

The programme is presented in five modules:

  1. Introduction to Claims for Compensation
  2. Legal and Procedural Framework for Civil Litigation
  3. Role and Duties of Expert Witnesses (Part 1
  4. Role and Duties of Expert Witnesses (Part 2)
  5. Writing the Expert Report

The programme begins by explaining the fundamental principles underlying civil claims for compensation and then moves stage-by-stage through the essential legal principles and court rules that are essential for medical experts to understand and apply in their reports. The final module looks in detail at evidential writing skills and explores a detailed report template for personal injury reports.

The programme includes 2.5 hours of video presentations, detailed PowerPoint presentations, links to relevant documentation and other essential reading for medical experts reporting in civil claims, as well as the multiple choice assessment test certified by the EWI.

Programme Presenters

The programme is presented by Giles Eyre (9 Gough Square chambers) and Lynden Alexander (Professional Solutions) and is based on their highly-praised book: Writing Medico-Legal Reports in Civil Claims – an Essential Guide.

Benefits of the Programme

  • Learn from leading practitioners, trainers and authors in the field of medico-legal reporting
  • Learn from a programme written specifically to meet the needs of medical expert witnesses
  • Watch detailed presentations on all the key aspects of Personal Injury reporting
  • Understand best practice with practical examples and discussions
  • Receive clear direction on the evidential issues commonly arising in medico-legal reporting
  • Learn in your own time without needing to travel to an expert witness workshop
  • Achieve certification from the Expert Witness Institute and provide instructing lawyers with a public mark of your competence in and understanding of medico-legal issues



The Expert Witness Institute (www.ewi.org.uk) will certify the successful completion of this programme for all participants who complete the assessment test to the required standard. All experts who are successful can state that they have achieved this certification in their qualification and experience section of their expert reports and in their marketing material and directory entries. This is an important mark of competence as a medical expert witness.

New Law Journal Reviews E-Learning Programme >>

Law Society Gazette Reviews e-Learning Programme >>

All experts who pass the assessment test will be able to display the e-learning certification logo on their reports.


Introductory Offer Price:
30-Day Individual Viewer Licence
£245+VAT (£49) = £294

System Requirements

Adobe Flash Player
(please note that this programme is currently not compatible with iPad and Smartphones)
Broadband Internet
Speakers or Headphones

Writing Medico-Legal Reports in Civil Claims – an Essential Guide:
E-learning Special Offer

E-learning special offer price: £49.95 + £5 postage (£20 discount on the cover price)

Full book details >>


‘The materials and range of topics covered was excellent. I also read the text book [Writing Medico-Legal Reports in Civil Claims], which complemented the course well and was very clearly and helpfully written. I particularly liked the detail of the advice given and the practical help with communication styles.’
Dr Mark Westacott – Consultant Clinical Psychologist

"This e-learning course is an excellent way to learn and highly accessible for busy practitioners who may struggle to take a day off and travel a long way for a similar course. I especially liked the way in which you could do the course in your own time and in 'chunks'"

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