Excellence in Report Writing

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

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Excellence in Report Writing


Duration: 1 day


  • 1 day
  • Tue 15 Nov 2022 | 09:30 - 17:00

Course Outline

This one-day legal training course examines the role and duties of an Expert Witness, with reference to the new High Court procedure. It will assist delegates to understand what is required from reports.

They will consider the content of reports by considering the source and weight of evidence to be included and learning to distinguish between facts, inference and opinion. They will also consider the style and format of reports by reference to a model format. The samples and models can be adapted to suit the field and context that is required. Attendees bring a copy of a report from a completed case in court ready condition and receive feedback from an experienced lawyer trainer and from the other delegates.

Key Learning Points

  • How to identify the issues and the facts, and the source and weight of those facts
  • Appropriate layout, format and style
  • Expressing an opinion on the issues
  • Pitching the language of the report at the right level
  • Dealing with exhibits, photos, digital evidence and other graphics
  • Developing an objective and critical eye in relation to your report writing

Benefits of the training

Often reports are written in a format or style that makes them difficult to read so that their impact is lost. Many reports fail to identify and deal with the issues in the case and fail to coherently and credibly provide the witness’ factual evidence.

Excellence in report writing allows both new and experienced expert witnesses to look at what lawyers and the courts want from experts’ reports.

Attendees bring a copy of a report from a completed case in court ready condition and receive feedback from an experienced lawyer trainer and from the other attendees.

Testimonial:

"Very good course. Susie was an excellent trainer. She gave ample time for delegates to ask any questions, and was very good at explaining the details of the course."  Niamh, Speech and Language Therapist

This course is accredited by Engineers Ireland.

If you wish to plan this training course for your organisation at a specific date that suits you please contact us directly and we'll arrange this with you.