Courses

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  • Excellence in Report Writing - 14 November 2017

    A one-day course designed to provide all professionals who are required to write reports with the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare their reports to best practice standards.

    Course available: In-HousePublic

    CPD Hours: Can merit 6 CPD Hours

  • Courtroom Skills - 13 September 2017, 15 November 2017

    A highly practical and experiential course designed for any professional who may be called upon to give evidence in any legal forum; civil or criminal. Attendees will learn how to present evidence under cross-examination by looking at the theory, practice and procedure of giving evidence and will then practice their skills in a cross examination roleplay.

    Course available: In-HousePublic

    CPD Hours: Can merit 6 CPD Hours

  • Cross Examination Skills - 16 November 2017

    This is an advanced training day, which follows on from our Courtoom Skills day and builds on what was learned on that course. It further increases the confidence and effectiveness of an individual when giving evidence in any legal forum whether civil or criminal. Delegates learn how to combat cross-examination techniques and gain mastery of their delivery.

    Course available: In-HousePublic

    CPD Hours: Can merit 6 CPD Hours

  • Expert Witness Training 2017

    Expert Witness Training is an intensvie 3 day training programme comprising of the 3 core training days - Courtroom Skills, Cross Examination Skills and Excellence in Report Writing.

    Course available: In-HousePublic

    CPD Hours: Can merit 18 CPD Hours

  • Law Evidence and Procedure for Expert Witnesses

    Most individuals who agree to act as an expert witness fail to understand the rigours and demands of the role. This one-day intensive course is essential for any person who acts as an expert witness in legal and quasi- legal proceedings including oral hearings, arbitrations, professional conduct and disciplinary hearings.

    Course available: In-House

    CPD Hours: Can merit 6 CPD Hours

  • Succeeding at Oral Hearings

    Oral hearings for planning issues are an essential feature of the planning process. Any individual who is involved in such a hearing in any way either as an applicant, an objector or a member of a prescribed body should be very clear on the structure of a hearing, their role and the expectations of that role, the inspector’s role and how to make a clear case.

    Course available: In-House

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  • The Role of Expert Witnesses in Disciplinary Proceedings

    Experts involved in statutory disciplinary investigations and inquiries need to clearly understand their role and duties. This includes awareness of the disciplinary process, the grounds of complaint, and the standard of proof applicable. This blended intensive course covers both theory and practical work. Participants will learn about the role and duties of experts in disciplinary proceedings including the implications of natural justice requirements. They will gain a greater understanding of the difference between acting as an expert witness in a court case where the process is an adversarial one and being involved in a statutory disciplinary inquiry.

    Course available: Public

    CPD Hours:

  • Witness Familiarisation

    Giving evidence can be a daunting and terrifying experience for witnesses. A poor performance in the witness box can undermine a witness’ confidence, affect the credibility of their evidence and be detrimental to the case. These risks can be minimised if witnesses undertake a process of witness familiarisation. The training is intensive and practical. We will examine the theory, practice and procedure of giving evidence, with detailed analysis of how best to prepare for the process and how to identify and deal with techniques used by lawyers in cross-examination. The witness will partake in a mock cross- examination where the trainer will give constructive feedback on the witness’ performance in the witness box.

    Course available: In-House

    CPD Hours: Can merit 6 CPD Hours