Expert Witness Training for Psychiatrists


Day 1


Day 2

Timings 9.00am - 16.15pm
Location America Square Conference Centre, 1 America Square, 17 Crosswall, London, UK, EC3N 2LB
CPD One CPD point per hour of educational activity, subject to peer group approval
2 Day Course £450
Expert Witness Training for Psychiatrists

Event Information


Our two-day course covers giving evidence in a wide range of civil and criminal courts and jurisdictions including: Family Courts; Criminal Courts; Mental Health Review Tribunals and other Tribunals; Coroner’s Inquests.

Psychiatrists will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to provide relevant and comprehensive expert opinions in written reports and to be balanced and effective expert witnesses in a range of Court Settings. 

Course content includes:

  • Overview of structure of the UK Court Systems
  • The special role of the Expert witness in Criminal, Family and Civil proceedings
  • Assessing the mental state of adults and children
  •  Court Report Writing Skills Workshop
  • Examination in chief and cross examination
  • Criminal proceedings: Assessing Fitness to Stand Trial, Fitness to Plead, Diminished Responsibility, Mental Capacity and other medico-legal concepts
  • Defending your Expert opinions in court
  • Ethical issues in Court work


Our training team includes Professor Keith Rix, Dr Margaret De Jong, Dr Shubalade Smith, and leading barristers and lawyers.

All psychiatrists - Attendance at this Expert Witness course will satisfy the College competency requirements in relation to court work

The event will take place at the America Square Conference Centre, 17 Crosswall, London, EC3N 2LB. You can view directions and a map to help you plan your journey.

You can also plan your route within London, giving the best walking, cycling, bus and tube routes available on the Citymapper website/app use the postcode EC3N 2LB.

Please note that you will need to make your own accommodation arrangements for this event. There are many hotels to suit a range of budgets a short walk or bus journey from the College.

Contact our partner agency MICE Concierge for assistance:

Interested in exhibition opportunities? Email Catherine Ayres or telephone +44 (0)20 3701 2605

Please read our cancellation policy before making your booking.

Event Location

Location: America Square Conference Centre, 1 America Square, 17 Crosswall, London, EC3N 2LB