A case may be won or lost on the basis of the witness evidence and the method to capture witness statements. Important interim applications may fail if the witness statement does not adequately covers and explains all of the issues and incidents. This course contains a practical guide to preparing witness statements for use at different levels.
In this course, we shall cover:
- Rules and Practice Directions relating to witness statements
- General principles
- The formalities – headings, preambles, statements of truth
- Witness statements in civil litigation
- Witness statements in criminal cases
- Expert witnesses
- Witnesses requiring translators
- Witness statements of minors and persons under a disability
Gillian Carrington is a British barrister. She practiced for many years at the London Bar specialising in public and environmental law. After moving to the City of London law firms she specialised in cross-border regulatory work. She currently lives in Berlin where she works with German and British law firms. She is a co-author of Sweet & Maxwell’s Information Rights and has contributed to Halsbury’s Laws.