Taking & Drafting Witness Statements

BPP Professional Education
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455 GBP excl. VAT
London, Online courses
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Course description

Taking & Drafting Witness Statements

This course is designed to introduce delegates to the skills required to take witness statements in accordance with the requirements of the Civil Procedure Rules. It is also of interest for its emphasis on ensuring that accurate information is obtained, uninfluenced by the person taking the statement. This is achieved through the development of delegates’ understanding of the potential effects of different styles of questioning and of issues relating to credibility of testimony.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is designed for non-lawyers who are involved in the drafting of witness statements, or are interested in gaining an overview of the topic and its considerations.

Training Course Content

  • The purpose of witness statements
  • Differentiation between fact, opinion and conclusion
  • Identification of issues and facts relevant to those issues
  • The format of witness statements under the CPR
  • Use of witness statements in civil litigation
  • Credibility issues: dishonest and honest but mistaken testimony
  • Questioning techniques

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