30 Oct 2017

An Introduction to the Role of the Veterinary Team in Court


Key Information

An Introduction to the Role of the Veterinary Team in Court
30 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2017
2 Day Course
Day 1
09:00 Registration
09:30 Course starts
17:00 Course finishes
Day 2
08:30 Registration
09:00 Course starts
16:30 Course finishes
12 CPD hours
Improve International
Price: £595.00 + VAT

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An Introduction to the Role of the Veterinary Team in Court


Would you know what to expect if you were called to court as a professional witness?

Are you familiar with the court process?

Are you confident you could write a report which would stand up to scrutiny in court?

Renowned veterinary surgeons, Peter Jinman OBE and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Paul Roger DipECAWBM(AWSEL) European Diplomate in Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine are here to help; with what can be a daunting situation even for the most experienced practice members.
(Suitable for all members of the veterinary team).

This interactive, engaging course introduces participants to:

• The preparation and delivery of evidence to put into a legal framework
• Meaningful data recording in practice
• Report writing for a variety of circumstances eg for insurance companies, for clients or for any matters requiring veterinary input in our court systems including the duties and professional obligations associated with the writing of these reports

You will role play and practise writing reports while learning how to collect, preserve and present evidence and, where appropriate, interpret it for use in the legal context. You will become familiar with the responsibilities and duties linked to the provision of professional reports and the different types of evidence and their application within the civil, criminal and alternative dispute procedures.


By the end of the course you will understand:

• The basis of civil and criminal court systems
• Methods of alternative dispute resolution
• The importance of gathering and preserving evidence
• How to structure and prepare a report for use in the legal context
• The different duties and roles of witnesses within the court system
• The professional obligations and duties of all parties involved
• How to distinguish between different types of evidence presented in court


A course dinner is planned for the evening of Monday October 30th at Alexandra House to allow for further informal discussion between participants and the speakers. This dinner can be reserved along with your accommodation, if required, directly with Alexandra House, Swindon on 01793 819 000 Payment for the dinner and B&B is due to Alexandra House.


Module (class) -An Introduction to the Role of the Veterinary Team in Court - day 1
30 Oct 2017 (9:00-17:00) - Swindon

Speaker: Paul Roger|Peter Jinman

Module (class) -An Introduction to the Role of the Veterinary Team in Court - day 2
31 Oct 2017 (9:00-17:00) - Swindon

Speaker: Paul Roger|Peter Jinman

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Payment Terms & Conditions

  1. Payment for the course can be paid by credit card or bank transfer.
  2. Please contact us for pricing relating to corporate veterinary groups and multiple booking discounts.

Registration Information

  1. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
  2. Where all available places are full, applicants will be offered first refusal for the next available date.
  3. Confirmation and enrollment details will then be sent to confirm your booking.


Improve International was established in 1998 by a group of veterinary surgeons from across the UK. We run Continuous Professional Development training for veterinary professionals to help develop the skills and knowledge required in practice. Our programmes utilise a combination of review lectures, case-based discussion and, where applicable, hands-on practical sessions. We are an international organisation with offices in the UK and Portugal.



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