Many witnesses find the witness box to be a lonely place. Our adversarial system means that cross-examination can be uncomfortable. Doubt can be cast upon your experience, qualifications, methods and opinions.
The session is designed to ensure that those who may have to give evidence undergo a process of familiarisation or review to gain knowledge of the procedures involved and to equip them with the necessary professional witness skills to give a coherent account from the witness box.
The Courtroom Skills training course is an intensive and highly practical day. The morning session is designed to demystify the process of giving evidence. In the afternoon session delegates will experience being cross-examined by a lawyer on a fictional case study.
The trainer will give constructive feedback on their particular witness box presentation.