We at X-Pro advocate proper training for expert witnesses. To that end we have established a relationship with Bond Solon, the UK's principal legal training consultancy. They specialise in training non-lawyers in legal matters and have trained over 150,000 witnesses. Their team runs over 1,500 courses per year and their reputation is second to none. Registered X-Pro Members will receive a 10% discount on all such courses, and your X-Pro profile will reflect any courses completed. Visit the Bond Solon website for booking details.
Particular Courses: Click on the link to view a brochure in .pdf format.
Business Skills Just For Experts A one day course designed to help delegates understand how to make an expert's business operate more profitably.
Excellence In Report Writing The expert's report is a vital element of litigation. This course instructs experts in assessing the reports of others, assessing their own and how to create a personalised format to suit their profession.
Courtroom Skills Training An intensive one day course that is highly practical in nature. Experts examine the theory, practice and procedure of giving evidence, demystifying the process.
The Cross Examination Day This is a follow-on course from the Courtroom Skills Training day. Experts learn how to refine and enhance their performance and gain mastery of their presentation.
CUBS Expert Witness Certificate The ultimate achievement in expert witness training. Cardiff University assesses the expert during 5 days of sessions over a two year period. Credits are given for elements already completed.
X-Pro has recently been granted provisional approval by the SRA as an external CPD provider. We envisage compiling an online package with the help of our members soon which will give legal practitioners an insight into the work of experts as well as useful information on how to properly instruct them.
You will hear from the experts themselves about not only how they may able to assist you, but also the pitfalls to avoid when calling them to give evidence. You will gain a useful insight into common mistakes that legal practitioners make during court proceedings, whether in chief or during cross examination, and also the best course to take when dealing with experts called by your opponent.
The Law Society has deemed the idea a "sound concept" and we suggest that you revisit this page frequently to find out more as we hope to be up and running quite soon.