Courtroom Skills: Preparing For and Presenting in Court
Providing statements and presenting evidence in court.
A one-day course designed to improve your courtroom skills.
All healthcare professionals are likely, during their careers, to be called to give evidence in court. Inquiries, Inquests and in civil courts. This interactive course will provide you with the tools necessary to write clear, factual reports and present excellent oral evidence. You will also have the opportunity to face the realties of questioning whilst under pressure in a courtroom setting. You will then receive feedback and guidance on how to deal with common questioning techniques.
About our Expert Trainer:
Dr Leslie Thomas QC, LLB (Hons);
LLD is a barrister and joint head of Garden Court Chambers. For more than 30 years he has appeared in some of the highest inquests and inquires in the country. In 2012 he was awarded Legal Aid Barrister of the Year and in 2017 he was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in the UK Diversity Legal Awards. Leslie is an advocacy trainer for the Inner Temple.
This course will cover:
- Building blocks to produce excellent and relevant witness reports
- Understand what a judge, lawyers and coroners want from a report
- Know the role that medical records and supporting documentation play in the process
- Demystify the process and encourage confident delivery of factual evidence
- The tools you need as an expert witness, to withstand robust cross-examination
- Preparation for trials and hearings
- The rules that govern professional expert witness
- The characters in court, their roles and how to address them professionally and competently whilst giving evidence in the witness box.
Who should attend?
All health professionals who wish to develop their courtroom skills and improve their report preparation for court.