Handling Witnesses

Handling Witnesses

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At your office –
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This course is for contentious lawyers who want to improve their witness handling skills in court, tribunal or arbitrations.

Delegates participate in exercises, drills, and formal advocacy using a realistic case study.

Course Content

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This course is for contentious lawyers who want to improve their witness handling skills in court, tribunal or arbitrations.

Content

  • Setting clear objectives for witness examinations
  • Becoming a trustworthy guide towards a favourable decision
  • Establishing control of the witness and keeping it
  • How to make it easy for the witness and how to avoid surprises!
  • Covering all the issues – a foolproof technique
  • Giving the story a shape – finding the best sequence
  • Using exchanged statements
  • Setting helpful targets
  • Putting your case
  • Avoiding argument, repetition and loose questions

Outcomes

As a result of attending the course, you will be able to:
  • examine witnesses with care and confidence
  • lay down thorough evidential foundations for your closing speech

Format

The emphasis is on ‘learning by doing’. Delegates participate in exercises, drills, and formal advocacy using a realistic case study. They develop their preparation and advocacy skills throughout the day with support and feedback from the tutor.

Handling Witnesses Live Online Course

6 hours

Lawyers

Face-to-Face

See Live Online for course details.

Handling Witnesses Face-to-face Course

6 hours

Lawyers

Tutors

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Peter Kinch
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Olivia Checa Dover
James Welsh
James Welsh
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A very helpful session. Peter was an engaging speaker and I will definitely put his advice into practice. Although it felt like hard word to read articles/submit articles beforehand, it was very useful on the day.
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