Advanced Statement/Report Writing

Witnesses are frequently required to write statements or reports. This course will provide clear guidance on the structure, content and style of written evidence. Delegates will consider how to include evidence in notes, documents, photos, plans, calculations, research and more.

Learning outcomes

  • Identifying the key stages in writing a report/statement
  • Dealing with strengths and weaknesses in  facts, assumptions and opinions
  • How to write in a clear, concise and accessible manner
  • Analysis of the structure, content and style of a report/statement
  • Considering how to set out a well reasoned and objective opinion
  • Using objective competency criteria to assess  report/statement writing
  • Consideration of relevant  rules in the Civil Procedure Rules or Criminal Procedure Rules
  • Getting the formalities right; statements of truth, statements of compliance and statements of conflict
  • Practical exercises and critiquing of reports to demonstrate best practice.

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