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Excellence in Report Writing

A vital element in litigation is the independent expert’s report, which must be clear, succinct, and well presented. This level of excellence in a report can be one of the most effective marketing tools that a surveyor will have at their disposal. Delegates will be able to apply the knowledge and skills learned to produce a court compliant expert witness report that will withstand cross-examination.

This workshop is of benefit to anyone who has, or may need to in the future, act as an expert witness and prepare reports. Whatever a delegates level of experience, this course will benefit both experienced expert witnesses as well as those looking to start work in this field.

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How is this training course structured?

This one day course explores what is expected and required from an expert’s report from lawyers and the courts. You will be taught how to self-critique expert witness reports to ensure they adhere to best practice standards. Working with our model format and techniques received during the training you will be able to produce, quickly and consistently, reports that are court compliant.

The workshop is interactive and enjoyable – the day will include presentations, group discussions and practical exercises. Participants are provided with a detailed set of notes for the workshop that are useful reference materials.

Topics covered include:
  • Identifying the issues to be addressed in your report
  • Using a structured approach to preparation and writing
  • Using appropriate language and considering clarity of expression
  • Expressing an independent view and arguing your conclusion
  • Handling supporting information
  • Developing an objective and critical eye in relation to your report
  • Insulating your report against cross-examination
  • Dealing with procedural requirements and the correct declarations to include

About your trainer:

Nicholas Deal - Nicholas was called to the bar in 1989 and had a common law practice dealing with a range of disputes, including commercial and personal injury. He has represented clients before all levels of courts in the UK. Nicholas joined Bond Solon’s training team in 2004 and is now the lead expert witness trainer for the business. He also regularly produces articles relating to expert witness matters for various professional journals. Nick is involved in the organisation and running of the Bond Solon Annual Expert Witness Conference, the largest gathering of expert witnesses anywhere in the UK.

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To find out more about the Excellence in Report Writing course and for information on how to apply, give us a call on 01480 400000 or complete our contact form below and we will get back to you.

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