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Expert Witness Training Programme

The Expert Witness Programme is an intensive three day legal training programme including Courtroom Skills, Cross Examination Skills and Excellence in Report Writing.

9:30am - 5pm
3 days
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About this course

Our expert witness training course is designed to help you develop the skills and expertise necessary to excel in the courtroom.

Why Choose This Course

Our legal training programme for Expert Witnesses will give you the skills and confidence to:

Understand your role and duties as an Expert Witness referencing recent caselaw in the area,

Produce well-structured court-compliant reports and statements,

Give effective oral evidence,

Understand the relevant law and your duties to the court,

Establish clear terms and conditions with instructing lawyers,

Assist the court with your expertise,

Enhance your evidence giving skills,

Increase your confidence as an expert witness.

Course Syllabus

Excellence in Report Writing – Day 1

Excellence in Report Writing allows both new and experienced experts to observe what lawyers and the courts want from an expert witness report. Delegates learn from our skilled lawyers how to assess each others reports and in turn to assess their own. Working from our sample format, delegates will create their own report template pertinent to their profession.

Courtroom Skills Training – Day 2

Courtroom Skills Training is an intensive one-day highly practical and experiential course. We examine the theory, practice and procedure of giving evidence. Delegates are cross-examined on a case study which they prepare from their field of expertise. Our experienced trainer will provide constructive feedback to each delegate on their witness box presentation. Delegates receive a comprehensive workbook and aide memoir.

Cross-Examination Skills – Day 3

The proven benefits of this advanced legal training day will be reflected in the marked increase in confidence and effectiveness of each individual as an expert witness. Delegates learn how to combat cross-examination techniques and gain mastery of their delivery. Each cross- examination will be video recorded, a copy of which delegates will take for further learning at the end of the course. You must complete a day of Courtroom Skills Training prior to taking this course.

Available Dates

Course DatesLocationPriceSpaces LeftBook
18/06/24 - 20/06/24

18/06/2024 09:30 - 17:00

19/06/2024 09:30 - 17:00

20/06/2024 09:30 - 17:00

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24/09/24 - 26/09/24

24/09/2024 09:30 - 17:00

25/09/2024 09:30 - 17:00

26/09/2024 09:30 - 17:00

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19/11/24 - 21/11/24

19/11/2024 09:30 - 17:00

20/11/2024 09:30 - 17:00

21/11/2024 09:30 - 17:00

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John Garrett

Chartered Engineer, FIEI, John T. Garrett & Associates

The Expert Witness Conference succeeded in presenting a unique knowledge sharing event.

Stakeholders aired views that will create a greater understanding of the role and duties of the expert witness. This will help raise standards to ensure that high quality, truthful, independent and impartial expert evidence is provided to the courts.

Liam Hazel

Chartered Valuation Surveyor, Valuation Office

The course is delivered in concise parts and the structure is clear, comprehensive and effective.

The Valuation Office has engaged La Touche Training on multiple occasions to provide expert witness and advocacy training for Valuers. La Touche Training expertly tailored the course to meet our requirements. The programme provides participants with the necessary skills and confidence to undertake the role of advocate and expert witness. The trainers are highly experienced and La Touche Training deliver an excellent all round service. I have no hesitation in recommending La Touche Training.

Yvonne Leahy

Marine Ecologist, NPWS

Excellent constructive course

I am now clear on what my role is, what the limits of my role are and how I can deter questions which are not within my remit to answer.

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Your Trainer – Susie Shine

Solicitor and Director of Training

Susie Shine is a solicitor, and Director of Training with La Touche Training. Susie has been working with La Touche Training since 2008 and has overall responsibility for design, development,...

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Equip yourself for success as an Expert Witness!