On completion of this course delegates will have a clear understanding of:

  • Jurisdiction of the Courts
  • What is required of local authority staff in Court
  • How the adversarial system works
  • The procedures, order of events and roles of those in the adversarial systems
  • How to prepare for giving evidence
  • Taking the oath/affirmation with confidence
  • Techniques lawyers use in cross-examination and how to handle them
  • How to give clear, honest and objective evidence
  • How to make appropriate use of supporting evidence, documents and notes when giving evidence
  • How to give confident and clear testimony under cross-examination

This training programme is essential for any local authority staff member, who is involved in the investigative, enforcement or prosecution stages of a criminal prosecution and may be called to give evidence in a hearing or court proceedings.

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