Number of participants: 1 (though can accommodate up to 4 witnesses in one session)
Duration: 3 hours (1 witness) - for every additional witness you require to attend please add one hour
Availability: Upon request we can deliver this course during the evening/weekends
Venue: We are able to deliver this course at the client's premises in a 4 person meeting room (depending on numbers), or at an external training venue
Accompanying Handouts: We supply all participants with succinct practical take-away guides, which they can use on the day of their appearance, to remind themselves of all the key learning points
Some cases are so important that you simply cannot afford to leave anything to chance.
Whether it's because of its high profile or high value nature, or because senior personnel are required to give evidence, these cases need the most thorough preparation available. Often these witnesses have limited time available, so the training they receive must be intensive, to make the most efficient use of their time - the best training available and in a timeframe that suits you.
This bespoke course is tailored to suit the personal learning needs of the witness attending. It contains all of the content in our Essentials course, using the best barristers from the best chambers and expert communications trainers, but also gives the witness an extensive in-depth cross-examination by a leading barrister, designed specifically for the individual(s) attending, using real life experiences that are personal to them. This exercise better replicates the experience of giving evidence in court, rather than using artificial roles plays. It also allows for the individual to learn more about the dark arts of barrister’s questions.
Following their intense cross examination, witnesses are given detailed feedback by both the personal communications expert and the leading barrister and then immediately put this feedback into practice by being cross-examined again until they are feeling completely confident and relaxed about the process.
The Trainers who deliver this course:
A Leading Barrister – 10 yrs minimum practising and training experience
A Personal Communications Consultant, with Legal or Theatre background
Upon request, we can provide a QC to be part of the course delivery team
We can also provide and a retired High Court or Court Appeal as part of the Judge course for the ultimate trial preparation (please see our Judge course for more details).