CMSUK / Bond Solon Study Day: Courtroom Skills - Giving Evidence

CMSUK in conjunction with Bond Solon are delighted to announce that the above Study Day has been organised for Thursday 9th November 2017

A one-day course designed for any professional who may be called upon to give evidence in any legal forum. Delegates will learn how to present evidence under cross-examination. The course is designed to impart knowledge, skills and to build confidence.

Course Outline:

The course is an intensive and highly practical day. The procedures in giving evidence, the order of events, and the roles of different people in the court and the process of giving evidence will be explained. The techniques lawyers use to cross-examine will also be examined.

The morning session is designed to demystify the process of giving evidence. In the afternoon delegates will experience being cross-examined by a lawyer on either a case study or a statement/report from a completed case. The course will also give a comprehensive understanding of the need for proper procedures in collecting and writing evidence.

Key Learning Points:

  • Understand how the adversarial system works
  • Define the procedures, order of events and roles of those in the adversarial systems
  • Prepare for giving evidence
  • Take the oath/affirmation
  • Identify the techniques lawyers use in cross- examination and how to handle them
  • Give clear, honest and objective evidence
  • Make appropriate use of supporting evidence, documents and notes when giving evidence
  • How to give confident and clear testimony under cross-examination

Speaker Profile - Catherine Brown

Catherine is a qualified barrister with 14 years’ experience of civil law practice. Catherine specialised in personal injury, industrial disease and clinical negligence matters. She has had extensive experience of witness handling at trial, with both expert and lay witnesses. As a Bond Solon trainer, Catherine regularly delivers Witness Familiarisation sessions for lay and expert witnesses who are required to give evidence in courts and other legal forums, both in the UK and abroad.

Venue Sponsored with thanks by Irwin Mitchell LLP:   40 Holborn Viaduct, London  EC1N 2PZ

Timing: Registration 9:00am - 09.30am start.  Study Day will finish at 5pm

Programme:  To view the full programme of the day please CLICK HERE.

Price:  £125

Attendees: CMSUK members only.

BOOKING: Bookings are now taken online (See below prompt button). Please note, to book at member price you will need to be able to login to the website as a member and will require your email address and password. If you need help to login please contact us Tel: 0333 2070755 or email:

Venue Irwin Mitchell, 40 Holborn Viaduct, London  EC1N 2PZ
Date Thursday 9th November 2017
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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