- 26 March 2013
- DLA Piper LLP, Leeds
Effective Witness Statement Training In Anti-Social Behaviour Cases
A good witness statement is essential to the presentation of any case and can be the first impression the Judge has of you and your case. It's therefore vital to make sure you make your points clearly and as strongly as possible but it can be easy to get confused about what to put in and what to leave out. Would you be able to tell your housing management statement from your hearsay evidence?
This very practical based course will look at how to put together a file and draft witness statements to maximise chances of success in court.
ASB remedies of injunctions, possession and asbo will be briefly revisited.
The course will then cover:
- Case and file management.
- Diary sheets.
- Effective questioning of a witness to make the most of your statement.
- Effective investigation of a case.
- Maximising the impact of your statements on the Court.
- Compilation of a lay and witness management statement.
- Special measures in court to help vulnerable witnesses.
The day will deal with case studies so delegates will be able to practise their skills in a safe setting.
The course is aimed at new or intermediate officers who may be involved in compiling anti-social behaviour cases from housing, the police, asb teams and environmental staff among others.
Laura Almond, Peterborough City Council
" I really enjoyed this course and have found the presentation and handouts very informative "
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