Lawfile is pleased to be able to offer the above course in Liverpool on 20th March 2006.  For further details please e-mail us at

Health Records on Trial - Will your records stand up to scrutiny?

The Training

A one day course designed by Andrew Andrews, a leading Health Services Lawyer with over 30 years experience and Director of Bond Solonís medico legal group teaching the essential skills for producing first class healthcare records - records that stand up to scrutiny in the witness box.


All healthcare professionals produce records in the course of their work. These records may be used as evidence in legal cases. If they do not stand up to scrutiny, the maker of the record and the employer can be in great difficulty. Records will be reviewed in courts, at inquests, tribunals and professional committees. All too often they fall short of required professional and evidential standards.

Course Objectives

The objective of the training is to illustrate the importance of records in legal proceedings, and how to keep them to the correct professional and evidential standards. With strong, accurate records claims can be challenged effectively. If a claim continues they will provide first class evidence in all legal fora and the training will provide guidance on dealing with fierce cross-examination and questioning. This training will have an impact on clinical and non-clinical issues and is designed with a view to minimising risk of exposure to claims.

The Training

Healthcare Records on Trial will help you to produce professional records which will enhance your credibility as a witness. The trainer will lead practical courtroom exercises to show you how important good records are in the witness box. The day includes lectures on good record keeping and accountability. There are led discussions

on effective witness presentation, practical exercises on producing records and then realistic cross examination in the witness box on the records produced on the day. There is much practical information together with handouts to take away and use. The training day is designed as a one day course to be held in-house.

Key learning points:

  • The importance of good record keeping

  • How records stand up to cross examination

  • How opposing lawyers look at your records

  • Accountability

  • Cross examination techniques

  • How to be confident in the witness box

  • How good records can save you going to court

  • Preparing for court and going to court

Places on this course are very limited and so you are encouraged to book as early as possible by telephone, e-mail or facsimile.



Telephone +44 (0) 1942 678705

Facsimile +44 (0) 1942 607580


This course is usually only run as a per organisation course, however we are now able to offer the course to individuals from multiple organisations.

Course fees for the day are £100 per person.

If you are interested in making a group booking or running the course for your own organisation then please contact us for special rates. All fees must be paid prior to commencement of the course.

This Course in both CPD & CME Approved

6 Hours CPD

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