CPD - Courtroom Skills Training - Witness Familiarisation

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Session 1 - Witness Familiarisation
The session demystifies the process of giving evidence and explains the techniques cross-examining lawyers use to disconcert and discredit witnesses, including how these may differ when practiced over video link. In the second part of the training witnesses will experience some cross-examination in a mock-hearing. This exercise will enable witnesses to build in confidence and receive feedback and tips on how to give clear and concise evidence in person or via video link.

Session 2 - Follow up Cross-Examination
Designed as a follow on from Witness Familiarisation, this session enables witnesses to undergo in-depth cross-examination experience and gain mastery of delivery of evidence in person or via video link. We strongly recommend this session for key witnesses, those giving evidence for more than one day, those giving evidence via interpreter or generally for any witnesses who you have particular concerns over when it comes to them giving evidence. Witnesses can be videoed and their performance will be analysed.
Period9 Jul 202010 Jul 2020
Event typeWorkshop


  • KE
  • Consultancy
  • CPD