"The most in depth and effective witness familiarisation available"
Solicitors and barristers agree that preparation and understanding can make an enormous difference to the quality of evidence that a witness is able to give in court. Nerves, anxiety and unfamiliarity with the procedure can really affect someone’s ability to provide evidence clearly and confidently, which can determine the extent to which their testimony is helpful to the judge and jury.
Our witness familiarisation courses help participants who are facing any type of questioning to give their evidence to the very best of their ability. That might be in a court, tribunal or arbitration, at a public inquiry, before a parliamentary hearing, or by a professional regulatory body, whether as a claimant or defendant, or as an expert witness or a witness of fact.
Our courses combine the skills and experience of the best barristers from leading chambers with expert communications theory and techniques to deliver the most effective preparation. Our training focuses not just on what participants say, but how they say it, while at all times emphasising that the duty of the witness is to tell the truth. Participants will be able to watch footage of real cross-examinations, and experience for themselves what it is like to be cross examined by a skilled barrister.
Our training faithfully adheres to the guidance given by the Court of Appeal in R v Momodou and the Bar Standards Board Guidance on Witness Preparation.