SERIES OF WEBINARS ON CIVIL EVIDENCE: COMING TO YOUR SCREENS SOON

Now that the nights are drawing in people’s thoughts will, almost invariably, be drawn towards matters of civil evidence and the need to prove things. To cater for this I am presenting six webinars , covering key aspects of civil evidence.  These are running from mid-October to the end of November. Just the thing to cheer you up as the days get shorter.

THE WEBINARS

WITNESS STATEMENTS – DRAFTING WITNESS STATEMENTS THAT COMPLY WITH THE RULES 14th OCTOBER 2021

  • The mandatory requirements for witness statements and the consequences of non-compliance
  • Protecting the witness from the lawyer
  • Protecting the lawyer from the witness
  • Witness statements and proportionality
  • Where lawyers go badly wrong with witness evidence
  • Explaining the significance of the statement of truth.
  • A checklist for taking a statement

Booking details are available here. 

 

EXPERT EVIDENCE – UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS AND AVOIDING THE PITFALLS: 20th OCTOBER 2021

  • The rules relating to expert evidence
  • “Who is an “expert
  • Obtaining the Court’s permission to rely on expert evidence
  • The admissibility of expert evidence
  • The lawyer’s role & interactions with the expert
  • “Experts behaving badly” how to spot this and what to do.

Booking details are available here. 

 

CIVIL EVIDENCE AND SOCIAL MEDIA: 28th OCTOBER 2021

  • Social media as a resource for the personal injury litigator (providing links to blogs, tweeters and other online sources of information for the personal injury practitioner)
  • Social media in personal injury litigation
  • Cases where parties (particularly defendants) have used social media
  • Cases where social media has been used to undermine the claimant
  • Whether social media can assist claimants

Booking details are available here. 

 

SURVEILLANCE EVIDENCE IN PERSONAL INJURY CASES: 4th NOVEMBER 2021

  • A detailed look at the rules and cases on surveillance:
  • Is the defendant allowed to rely on surveillance evidence?
  • Are there limits to what a defendant can do?
  • When should surveillance evidence be served?
  • Those cases where the defendant has been refused permission to rely on surveillance evidence.
  • What is the appropriate response to surveillance evidence?

Booking details are available here. 

DISCLOSURE AND DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE: 19th NOVEMBER 2021

  • The claimant’s duty of disclosure
  • What are “documents”?
  • The difference between a reasonable request and a “fishing expedition”
  • The defendant’s duty of disclosure
  • What documents the claimant can seek from a defendant
  • Using documents to establish liability
  • The importance of “missing” documents

Booking details are available here.

PROVING DAMAGES: 25th NOVEMBER 2021

This webinar looks at the challenges facing practitioners having to prove damages at trial.

It looks at those cases where claimants have failed to establish damage, or key heads of loss and the practical steps that can be taken to ensure that losses are established at trial.

Booking details are available here.