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Writing Medico-Legal Reports In Civil Claims - An Essential Guide

The book, now into its second edition (September 2015), offers detailed advice to experts across a range of medico-legal issues and illustrates key learning points with examples of evidence that will either help or hinder lawyers in progressing claims.

Giles Eyre (9 Gough Square chambers) and Lynden Alexander (Professional Solutions Learning and Development) have written a comprehensive guide to medico-legal report writing in civil claims. The book offers detailed advice to experts across a range of medico-legal issues and illustrates key learning points with examples of evidence that will either help or hinder lawyers in progressing claims.

The book focuses on four essential aspects of medico-legal work:

  • essential legal principles that underpin all compensation claims (personal injury, industrial disease and clinical negligence);
  • detailed explanations of the rules of court from intimation of a claim through to trial;
  • essential guidance on the content of reports and the essential issues that medical experts must address; and
  • practical forensic writing skills and templates.

The book is written for medical experts and those who instruct them. It introduces easy to use techniques to help experts apply essential legal principles in practical reporting situations. It can also serve as a valuable reference when experts need guidance on to how to approach a wide-variety of reporting issues – from fundamental issues of causation and damage through to many difficult reporting situations.

The book can also be an invaluable communication tool to bridge the 'communication void' that often exists between experts and their lawyers - helping both sets of professionals to communicate clearly on many of the difficult issues that arise in medico-legal practice.

The Second Edition has been updated to include the Guidance for the Instruction of Experts,  the effects of the Jackson Reforms and many other changes in the law, including MedCo and Montgomery and the new law on consent, and has been expanded to include further guidance on the application of Bolam, reporting on mental capacity, quantum reports and experts’ terms of appointment.

Written by Giles Eyre and Lynden Alexander.

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