18 FEBRUARY 2022 - Online - SOLD OUT

Expert Report Writing Course

Online (Virtual - via Zoom Meetings)


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Participants will appreciate the essence and content of a good legal medicine report, and will evaluate and improve their skills to establish a high standard of report writing.

Learning Outcomes
- Understand the expert’s role and the requirements for one to be considered an expert.

- Understand and critically review a letter of instruction from the solicitor.

- Appreciate when further material should be requested from the instructing solicitor.

- Know the essential elements required in an expert report, common to all Codes of Conduct.

- Understand the difference between assumed facts, facts and opinion.

- Understand how an opinion is properly constructed showing how any conclusions were derived.

- Appreciate the proper use of language, syntax and grammar in an expert’s report.

About the Course

The Expert Report Writing course will benefit any health care professionals who may be called upon to prepare expert reports.

It is a standalone course addressing the requirements of preparing an expert report. For those wishing to further their training in being an expert, we encourage participants to extend their training by attending the ACLM Expert Witness Training Program which focuses on presenting an expert report in court.

This Expert Report Writing course is a pre-requisite to the ACLM Expert Witness Training Program.


(Subject to change closer to the date.)

Professor Roy Beran - Neurologist & Professor
Roy is trained as a consultant neurologist and accredited sleep physician, in addition to working within legal, military and aviation medicine. His qualifications include: MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRACGP, Grad. Dip. Tertiary Ed., Grad. Dip. Further Ed., FAFPHM, FACLM, FRCP, FACBS, B Leg. S, MHL and FFFLM (Hon). He is a Conjoint Professor of Medicine in the South Western Clinical School at the University of New South Wales and Liverpool Hospital, Professor in the School of Medicine at Griffith University, Queensland, and Professor Chair, Medical Law, at Sechenov Moscow First State University, Moscow, Russia. He is a founding Fellow of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine, a Past President thereof, having stepped down in 2011, and only the second elected Honorary Fellow of the College. He currently sits on Council and is a joint Head of Teaching Faculty of ACLM. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians (London).

Professor John Devereux - Professor of Law, University of Queensland
John Devereux teaches and researches the law of torts at the UQ Law School. He has a special interest in medical law, most notably in the areas of competency to consent to medical treatment and in epilepsy and the law. A Rhodes Scholar, John has worked as a lawyer in a variety of contexts including as a Barrister, as a consultant to a multi-national law firm, a Law Reform Commissioner for Queensland, a legal member of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal and as a Defence Force Magistrate. John was formerly Lecturer in Law at Keble College, Oxford University and Assistant Dean of Magdalen College, Oxford University. He is a former Associate Vice Chancellor of A.C.U. John is an Honorary Fellow of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine and joint Head of Teaching Faculty.

Dr Phoebe-Anne Mainland - Anaesthesiologist, FACLM
Phoebe Mainland is a consultant anaesthesiologist, a Fellow of both Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) & Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists (HKCA). She continues to hold appointment as Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Phoebe read for MA (Medical Ethics & Law) from King’s College, London and has sat on various committees related to these interests including health ethics committees and a medical defence organization advisory committee. Phoebe was admitted as a Fellow of Australian College of Legal Medicine in 2008 and is a Council Member and Vice-President Academic as of 2019. She is also a Member of the Academy of Experts (UK). Phoebe was 2017/18 President of the Medico-Legal Society of Victoria. In 2015 she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship for her project related to patient safety.

Solicitor (TBC)


The last course program is below (some changes may be made for the next course):


Virtual - Online via Zoom Meetings

Instructions will be sent to attendees after registration.


Refer to the Program for more information.


2022 Fees: 

ACLM members - AUD $500 (inc. GST)

Non-members - AUD $650 (inc. GST)


A refund less $100 administration fee will be provided for all cancellations received at least 14 days prior to the course start date.
Any cancellations after this point will be non-refundable.


RACGP Activity No. 309548 allocated 12 CPD points in the RACGP CPD program for the 2020-22 triennium.