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Our First Member Event


06 December 2016

On Wednesday 16 November NNRC held our first member event at Fieldfisher solicitors in London. The aim of the day was for our members to get a chance to meet one another, share experiences and give us a bit of feedback about how the Chambers has been working for them.

We were lucky enough to have Jill Greenfield, Partner and Head of Serious Injury at Fieldfisher give an in depth presentation on what a solicitor is looking for in an expert report. Bill Braithwaite QC also attended as a special guest and gave a presentation on what makes a good expert report from a barrister's perspective. Our own Managing Partner, Mike Barnes, gave a presentation about ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’ reflecting on his 30 plus years of experience in the industry. All the sessions were followed by lively Q&As.

Want to learn a bit more about our guest speakers?

Jill Greenfield - http://www.fieldfisher.com/personalinjury/our-team/g/jill-greenfield

Bill Braithwaite QC - http://www.exchangechambers.co.uk/barristers/bill-braithwaite


Key learning points from the day for experts

•Reports should be succinct, and only address areas that are within the remit of the expert.
•An expert's basic duty is to remain objective and independent, regardless of whether they are instructed on behalf of the claimant or defendant.
•Experts must be able to demonstrate a degree of litigation literacy, it is important that they familiarise themselves with the legal system as they may be required to give evidence in court.
•Experts should be pro-active and ask for feedback on their reports.

 





 

Client feedback

"My team and I found your training one of the most interesting and useful training sessions we have been on. I feel that not only do I have more confidence in knowing which type of expert should be dealing with the diagnosis and condition/prognosis questions, but it is good to know we could ask you about this."

"Just a quick note to say I am very pleased with the report and to thank you for arranging to see the Claimant and producing the report so efficiently."

"Your report was extremely thorough and comprehensive, a real game changer in this case."

"Your expert prepared a fantastic report on my client; we have been really impressed."

"Always a first class service by the NNRC."