The training includes familiarising each witness with the layout of the legal forum, the likely sequence of events, and a balanced appraisal of the different responsibilities of the various people at the hearing. It also incorporates mock cross examination based on hypothetical case studies. All trainers are fully independent of any existing or contemplated court proceeding in which the witness may be involved.
I, Witness training will:
- Mitigate the risk of poor witness performance in court
- Thoroughly prepare witnesses for their appearance in a hearing
- Reduce the effects of nervousness or over-confidence
For more detailed information, please download our Witness Familiarisation brochure here.
– R v Momodou  EWCA Crim 177 (UKCA)