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Drafting a Witness Statement Training

Overview

Well drafted witness statements can make the difference between winning and losing a case. They are a key part of the settlement negotiation process, and if you go to trial, they stand as evidence in chief and are subject to intense scrutiny. It's therefore important that your witness statements are well drafted and used as an effective litigation tool.

This e-learning course shows delegates how to turn witness interview notes into effective witness statements that will help them to win cases. There is an option to add a drafting exercise at the end of the course.

Our training has also been updated inline with the 113th CPR Update that came into force April 2020. This includes updated requirements on the Statement of Truth and when English isn't the witness's first language.

 

Outcomes

After completing our drafting a witness statement course, delegates will be able to:

  • Write witness statements that use plain English
  • Produce witness statements that follow a logical structure
  • Write using the witness's own words
  • Comply with the latest court rules on the format of witness statements

For more information on our witness statement writing training, please contact call Linda Moran:

Phone: 0114 273 8300
Email: Linda@KinchRobinson.com

Course Content

Our witness statement writing trainingcourse is based on drafting a witness statement from a personal injury claim. It covers:

  • Why am I writing the statement?
  • Selecting a good structure for the statement
  • Writing clearly and precisely
  • Using the witness's own words
  • Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) on format valid Statement of Truth
  • Exhibits

The course has links to Practice Direction 32 and further tips to help delegates improve their general writing skills.

Drafting exercise with personalised feedback

You can include an optional drafting exercise at the end of the course, where you will be asked to draft a witness statement based on a case study. You will then receive written feedback on your draft from one of our experienced tutors.

Format

A practical e-learning course based on an example witness statement. The course includes links to additional writing skills tips.

Duration

30 minutes.

2 hours with drafting exercise

Delegates

Suitable for junior solicitors, trainee solicitors, paralegals, legal executives and case handlers.

If you want to buy multiple subscriptions please contact Kath Kinch.

To discuss how we can help call Linda Moran:

Phone: 0114 273 8300
Email: Linda@KinchRobinson.com