Due to the over-subscription of the previous webinar in March 2021, the Experts Sub-Committee of the Family Justice Council held a re-run of the previous event and invited anyone who missed out on the one held in May to attend.
The event, hosted by Mr Justice Williams, was aimed at medical and allied health professions, family lawyers and judiciary. It set out some of the recommendations from the final report of the President’s Working Group on Medical Experts and focused on encouraging medical and allied health experts to offer their services to the family justice system.
The event explored the role of the expert witness, the court process, report-writing and what to expect when giving evidence.
It also promoted the eight Regional Experts Committees, being set up to help address the shortage of expert witnesses in the family court and to implement, at regional level, the recommendations for training and interdisciplinary collaboration.
A video recording of this event is available to watch (below), and speakers’ presentation slides are attached below. A separate link to Dr Adam Oates’ presentation will be made available as there were technical difficulties on the day.