Selecting and Instructing Experts

Selecting and Instructing Experts

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Course Overview

This course is aimed at Civil and PI practitioners who are involved in the selection and instruction of experts in civil litigation matters. During this webinar experienced lecturer Gary Barker will examine the rules relating to the instruction of experts and will consider the issues to be aware of when doing so.

This course will offer practical hints and tips which solicitors can use in practice, and as such, will be of interest to trainees, paralegals and legal executives who wish to develop their understanding in this area.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 1 hour recorded webinar
  • This course provides one CPD point.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • Know where to find relevant information and guidance on the instruction of experts
  • Know what information is required when seeking permission for expert evidence
  • Understand the difference between Single Joint Experts and Agreed Experts
  • Be familiar with the expert’s overriding duty to the court and be aware of the consequences if the court decides that an expert has not fulfilled their duty
  • Have considered the court’s ability to direct discussion between experts and the involvement which layers can have in this process
  • Be familiar with the procedure an expert must follow should they wish to request direction

What is the target audience?

  • PI practitioners


About Instructor - Gary Barker

Gary qualified as a solicitor in 1982 and spent 20 years with two high street practices, specialising in civil litigation and personal injury work. At both firms he took on responsibility for practice development which was to see a fourfold increase in their growth.

He also took on a part-time training role, working for a number of course providers and, with the advent of the Woolf reforms, was soon presenting courses virtually full time.

From 2001 to 2004 he was Head of Practice Development at the Law Society.

Gary is now a practicing solicitor again, which he combines with being a costs consultant and a freelance trainer.

Gary is also an assistant lecturer at the Open University and an occasional contributor to legal discussions on national radio.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Notes
    33 Page
  • Slides
    33 Page


  • Price
  • £ 60