The Art of Giving Evidence provides a range of tailor-made courses to suit every need. All are inter-active and involve role play - preparing for a mock trial during which the delegate will undergo cross-examination by a practising barrister. Feedback is provided step-by-step and at the course conclusion.
- A two-day comprehensive programme for a maximum of 10 delegates with a complete and thorough explanation of the process, familiarisation of Court surroundings, barrister’s tricks of the trade, do’s and don’ts, and mock trial in which all delegates are able to experience cross-examination.
- A one-day intensive programme for a maximum 10 delegates, contents as above and suitable for those who are time-constrained.
- A one-day programme for a maximum of 10 delegates who anticipate giving evidence at an Employment Tribunal. More emphasis placed on cross-examination procedures and role-play.
- Half-day programmes of mock trial and cross-examination only.
WHO ARE THE COURSES DESIGNED FOR?
Any person likely to give evidence at a court or tribunal.
HOW YOUR PEOPLE CAN BENEFIT
- show them what to expect at a court or tribunal; what it looks like, the procedures to follow, who's who, and familiarise them with the whole process.
- give them an understanding of the purpose of their attendance at a hearing and ensure they are tutored in the skills essential for giving effective evidence through discussion and role-play.
- provide them with the right strategies to present, understand and deal with the examination of their evidence.
- tutor them in who to address, how to speak, what to wear and how to comport themselves.
- provide key "do's" and "don'ts" when giving evidence.
- give them top tips on how to remain calm under pressure.
- clarify examination-in-chief, cross-examination and re-examination.
- reveal the tricks lawyers get up to during cross-examination and explore their thinking to reach the objective they seek.
- provide them with the opportunity to experience cross-examination in a mock court room setting by an experienced barrister.
What we will NOT do for your people:
While there is nothing objectionable in witness familiarisation which gives an introduction to the theory, practice and procedure of giving evidence, as it is a common experience that anxious witnesses are given general guidance on how to behave in court, a witness must not be coached or trained in matters that are live or pertinent to the witness.
Therefore, any tutoring including mock cross-examinations must not be based on facts which are the same as or similar to those of any current or impending trial, hearing or proceedings at which a course participant is likely to be a witness.
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