Tackling Expert Evidence

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Course Overview

Winning a trial does not depend solely on good advocacy. It also depends on knocking out your opponent’s evidence, whether by stopping it being admitted or undermining its weight.

Aimed at prosecution and defence practitioners; from paralegals instructing experts to advocates challenging them, this course looks at Part 19 Criminal Procedure Rules concerning expert evidence, and how to use it to neuter expert evidence.

This course considers the following:

  • Where can I find Part 19 for free?
  • The contents of Part 19
  • What must a party seeking to use expert evidence do?
  • And when?
  • What if they do not? Remedies
  • How to measure compliance
  • Your skeleton argument

What are the requirements?

  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD point (depending on length of time spent considering the discussion questions and completing the evaluation form)
  • Watch 20 minute recorded webinar, including reference notes, discussion questions and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will know: How to spot non-compliant evidence What to do next How to use the case management or PTPH hearing to your best advantage When and how to challenge the admissibility of expert evidence for procedural reasons What to argue in court Ensuring your expert takes the blame if the report is non-compliant

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for advocates of all levels




About Instructor - Olwen Davies

Admitted in 1990, Olwen is freelance solicitor-advocate with extensive experience in both defence and prosecution work from the magistrates' court to the Court of Appeal. Olwen has lectured at post- graduate level and has presented many CPD courses for the legal profession, the police, Health and Safety Executive and others. Olwen is the co-author of Jordan's Criminal Practitioners Guide to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and is an avid supporter of Save UK Justice and the campaign to stop cuts to legal aid and the criminal justice system.

Course Curriculum

recorded webinar

  • Webinar


  • Discussion Points
    2 Page
  • Slides
    29 Page


  • Price
  • £ 60