Case Preparation and Witness Familiarisation – Court Skills

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

The firm are Top Ranked at Band 1 (the highest band) in Chambers Litigation Support 2022 and 2023 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 was 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].

Witness evidence is a vital part of any hearing. Witnesses will gain an understanding of the practice and procedure in giving evidence and through role play, learn how to handle cross examination tactics with confidence.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the court procedures, processes and practices
  • Effective case preparation before a hearing
  • Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses in the evidence
  • Dealing with attacks on the evidence and the  witness
  • Understanding the purpose of examination in chief and cross- examination
  • Dealing with questioning under cross-examination with confidence, credibility and clarity
  • Learning how to advance evidence and deal with challenges to evidence
  • Understanding how to use documents and other evidence in hearings
  • Do’s and don’ts for witnesses
  • Developing a toolkit for giving effective evidence
  • Practical mock cross-examination role-plays with feedback.

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“The course content was great and it assisted my understanding of the subjects covered in each module vastly. This will help me on a daily basis in my role.”  

“The tutor is exceptionally gifted, clear and concise, and very helpful.”

“The course is superb, interesting well explained content. My comments on the tutor – excellent delivery to unpack each element of the process, and with good feedback at each stage.”

“A superb and very relevant course that is going to hold me in such good stead for future Expert Witness work.”

“Provided me with a very detailed and useful understanding of the court skills required of the Expert Witness. Having now taken the course, I believe it is essential for anyone preparing to be an Expert Witness to have the skills learned through the course in order that he/she can properly carry out the role expected of him/her by the Court and the instructing party. A very well put together course; it was clear, understandable, and interesting, and gave an excellent, practical view of the court skill that would be required of the Expert Witness in real life”.

“It was fantastic! I learned so much and it will assist me with a forthcoming trial. It was all useful. I have been on courses for over 30 years and can honestly say this has been the best for learning, understanding and practical experiences ever. One word; Brilliant!”.

“After recently giving evidence I am writing to say how helpful the training session proved to be. There were many valuable pieces of advice, cautions and tips which I was able to apply and it made the whole process interesting, exciting and enjoyable. I am very grateful for the training and supporting documentation you provided. Thank you very much. Whenever I have the opportunity I shall not hesitate to recommend your courses to others.”

“The course exceeded my expectations. The course was very good and the tutor was an excellent presenter”.

“This course was extremely useful. I learnt a huge amount. The details of court processes and the personalities involved and a chance to undergo cross-examination. The tutor was very clear, excellent manner, makes the course interesting and fun”

“The course was excellent with tips on cross-examination tactics and on the do’s and don’t’s. The role playing was excellent and I enjoyed being cross-examined. The tutor was excellent-spectacular. Thank you so much.”