Giving Evidence in Court
This course will equip health professionals with the necessary skills and competencies to give effective oral evidence at courts, tribunals, inquiries or a similar hearing. Giving evidence can be a stressful and challenging process for any witness. This course will demystify the process of giving evidence, examining lawyers’ techniques and how best to handle these. The training includes role play cross-examinations, which enable participants to experience the process in a safe and supportive environment.
· Understanding how the adversarial/inquisitorial processes work
· Considering the procedures, order of events and roles of those involved
· The personal preparation required
· Recognising the pitfalls in giving evidence
· Learning how to deal with/avoid the pitfalls
· Understanding how to make appropriate use of records, statements, reports and other supporting material
· Learning how to deal with questions encroaching on patient confidentiality
· Experiencing questioning/cross-examination by a lawyer in a supportive environment
· Receiving individual constructive feedback
This is the framework and all training is tailored to the group of delegates on the day, exploring any particular concerns they have relating it to their own areas of practice. The course is interactive with good use of real cases and exercises to illustrate the points.
One day course
Guide Price: £2,000 per day for up to 30 delegates
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