Performing expert witness work

Cambridge Enterprise is offering a free course on the advantages and potential issues associated with serving as an expert witness in a court case, on Monday, 5 December.

A Supreme Court decision earlier this year abolished the immunity from liability in negligence which expert witnesses had previously enjoyed. This course is designed to help University staff understand the potential problems associated with expert witness work, how to avoid them and other issues that they should be aware of.

The course will be led by Caroline Chivers and Robert Renfree, who are both experienced solicitors in Mills & Reeve’s Cambridge commercial litigation team. Caroline and Robert will explain the potential legal liabilities of acting as an expert witness, and will outline how expert witnesses can minimise their exposure to claims.

The course will run from 11am to 12.30pm, followed by an opportunity for further discussion over lunch. The course will be held at the Hauser Forum on the West Cambridge site, and is free of charge.

Places on this course are limited. To book a place, or to request more information, please contact Nancy Welch on or before Monday, 28 November.

This course is the first in a series of free development seminars being organised by the Consultancy Services team at Cambridge Enterprise.

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