Expert Witnesses play a fundamental role within Ireland’s judicial system by providing opinion evidence to assist courts in reaching decisions. The courts recognise their unique role and have set out clear guidance on the duties of an expert involved in legal or quasi-judicial proceedings.
Many experts are skilled in their field of expertise but lack the skills to write first class reports for court and give evidence confidently, particularly when vigorously challenged on their findings.
As Ireland’s leading expert witness training provider we have built a reputation for excellence over the last 20 years. Our extensive experience of training thousands of experts from a wide variety of disciplines was part of our contribution to the Law Reform Commission Consultation Paper on Expert Evidence (2008). One of the LRC’s recommendations is for the provision of legal training for experts.
The proven benefits of our specialised expert witness training programmes are reflected in the marked increase in confidence and effectiveness of experts who attend. Experts learn how to work effectively with lawyers, how to define their brief and write a first class report they can stand over. The courtroom skills and advanced cross-examination day allow them to learn how to respond effectively to cross-examination and gain mastery of their delivery.
This legal training programme will give you the skills and confidence to:
- produce well-structured court-compliant reports and statements
- give effective oral evidence
- understand the relevant law and your duties to the court
- establish clear terms and conditions with instructing lawyers
- assist the court with your expertise
- enhance your evidence giving skills
- increase your confidence as an expert witness
La Touche Training’s Expert Witness training is structured, targeted and highly cost effective.
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Wednesday, 18th January 2017
LAW REFORM COMMISSION PUBLISHES REPORT ON CONSOLIDATION AND REFORM OF ASPECTS OF THE LAW OF EVIDENCE