Expert Witness instructed in Criminal Cases

Expert Witness – Band 1 Top Ranked Chambers Litigation Support 2022 and 2023/2024.

Legal Experience Training are the experts in expert witness training.  Legal Experience Training run the Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence which is the only Masters level qualification for expert witnesses in the UK and Internationally.

The firm are Top Ranked at Band 1 (the highest band) in Chambers Litigation Support 2022 and 2023/2024 with the following finding: “They are excellent. They have a full understanding of the process and pressure consistent with being a witness in large cases.”

The firm were ranked in 2019, 2020 and 2021 with the following descriptive entry: LET’s witness training programme is well structured” and “a step ahead of its competition.” [2019].

The firm have unrivalled expertise in the design and delivery of expert witness courses in the UK and Internationally. Course design is led by Penny Harper, the principal author of “The expert witness” a practical guide published by Sweet and Maxwell, Penny is assisted by a team of subject experts including expert witnesses and lawyers, in particular, Mark James, Barrister, Temple Garden Chambers, London. Mark is the author of “Expert Evidence: Law and Practice” published by Sweet and Maxwell. This is the seminal textbook on expert evidence. It deals with expert evidence in civil, criminal and other cases. It is the primary reference book for courts and practitioners on expert evidence.

Expert witnesses instructed in criminal cases including Crown Court, Magistrates Court, Tribunals, Inquest, Public Enquiries and internal investigations will gain a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities in the criminal justice system.

We run public and in-house courses tailored to meet specific requirements. The course can be run face to face or via a live interactive conferencing link.

The Courses


The Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence (APAEWE) is the only Masters level qualification for expert witnesses in the UK and globally.

The expert witness training is approved by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and other professional bodies.

Please contact for a detailed brochure on the Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence including details of assessments.

Upcoming Courses

Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence (APAEWE) Course

Expert Evidence, Law and Practice (ELP)

Advanced Report Writing (ARW)

Expert Witness Meetings (EWM)

Witness Familiarisation – Court Skills (CS)

Expert Witness Assessments (200 Mins) and (35 Mins)

Full Course Details Book Course


“Best training I have received regarding content and delivery. Tutor; Excellent, pitch, pace and knowledge of the topic”.

“Legal Experience Training has provided my team with tailored training for the last 4 years. One of the key benefits is that I have been able to discuss our own policies and procedures with Legal Experience Training and use this as the foundation for developing bespoke and relevant training. Penny Harper’s extensive professional and technical knowledge is combined with very engaging yet thought provoking training skills. This quickly puts students at ease and allows them to interact with the subject and understand how it applies to their work and role. As a result, team feedback from Legal Experience Training’s courses is always excellent, but more importantly as the manager, its impact is also evident and sustained in their subsequent work. Ultimately, it gives team members the confidence to be able to fully apply their specialist knowledge of fire guided by, but not fearful of, the legal environment and requirements. As one of my team said the training delivery is A+++. Legal Experience Training’s professionalism is also maintained in the high quality and timeliness of their administration including the registration on accredited courses and the delivery of certificates”.

“Brilliant. Very knowledgeable and with ability to encourage participation of all candidates”.

“Excellent, good notes, pace and delivery. Very supportive and created a positive learning environment”.

“I enjoyed the overall course immensely and would recommend it to colleagues”.

“This course overall has been so good at providing the skillsets needed to be an effective expert witness – I wish I had undertaken it 5 years ago!”

“Very informative course. Will help me with my case. Tutor: very good, friendly, good communication”.

“A really good course. Tutor: excellent!”

“Penny Harper and Legal Experience Training delivered one of the most fundamental and important courses I have attended as a Fire Investigation Officer. The content, subject knowledge and delivery was excellent and has led to significant internal Policy and Procedural changes within Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service. The importance of this course and qualification has now become the key criteria prior to any Fire Investigation Officer achieving competent status”