Expert witnesses are vital to success in our cases in court. This talk will look at duties of the expert to the court, expert reports and what should and should not be in them and challenging expert witnesses in court.
Speaker: Lauren Sutherland K.C. (Ampersand Advocates)
Lauren called to the Scottish bar in 1996 and took silk in 2016. In Scotland she is a member of Ampersand Advocates, she is also qualified in England and Wales and works from Byrom Street, Manchester.
Lauren has advocacy experience gained over 30 years in both personal injury and clinical negligence work. She has considerable experience in catastrophic injury cases and has a particular interest and expertise in cerebral palsy, cancer and brain injury cases. She appears regularly in court and has appeared in Scotland in the Sheriff Court, Outer House of the Court of Session, First and Extra Division of the Appeal Court and the Supreme Court. She has conducted many complex Fatal Accident Inquiries into hospital deaths. She has conducted one of the few clinical negligence jury trials that has taken place in Scotland.
She is ranked in Chambers UK (Band 1) and The Legal 500 for Clinical Negligence. "She's got an encyclopaedic knowledge and she handles complex cases with ease." (Chambers 2022)
CPD Time : 1.5 Hours
Originally Recorded : 27.4.23
27.4.23 Considering and Challenging Expert Evidence
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