Witness Familiarisation Courses
Our witness familiarisation courses are specially designed to ensure witnesses deliver evidence to the Court in the most effective way possible.
We do this through the provision of practical methods and strategies to provide evidence, and our rigorous practical training sessions provide a unique practical opportunity in which these skills can be implemented.
Witness familiarisation courses are available for both expert witnesses and lay (factual) witnesses.
Courses can be taught individually, and group courses can be arranged.
All courses are conducted by experienced practising barristers.
We can run courses both in person throughout Australia and internationally, remotely by video, and in a hybrid manner.
Our Witness Familiarisation course will benefit all witnesses (both experts and factual witnesses) likely to be providing testimony to courts, tribunals and in other judicial and quasi-judicial settings in both Australia, and world-wide.
Our Witness Familiarisation course (below) will benefit all witnesses (both experts and factual witnesses) likely to be providing testimony to courts, tribunals and in other judicial and quasi-judicial settings in both Australia, and internationally. Additionally, our specialised expert witness courses will benefit professional witnesses across all areas of expertise looking to improve the manner in which their evidence is delivered.
All courses can be taught as one-off sessions, or as part of a series.
Generally courses for expert witnesses count toward the relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements for experts, subject to the rules of the various professional bodies.
Trusted by law firms, witnesses and experts throughout Australia and globally
"A must as part of any trial prep"
JH – Partner, NSW
“All was clear and very useful. Thanks for such a useful meeting.”
NM, Lay Witness, Poland
“I liked [the] rather informal approach, we were distressed by upcoming hearings and presenter was able to calm me down”
AM, Lay Witness
“Fabulous – Really Valuable.”
MJ, Expert Witness and Company Director, QLD
“Fantastic service. We really appreciated the short turn-around time which was most impressive”
NS, Senior Associate, Sydney
"Innovative and practical"
PB – Practice Principal, NSW
“Everyone seemed to appreciate it. The role play was fun.”
AW, Expert Witness (Psychologist), Victoria
“probably the most enthused and animated I’ve seen this particular bunch for some time!”
Chief Commercial Officer, Expert Witness Agency
"Our client was successful in its defence and the witness went much better than if he had not received the witness training."
MK, Lawyer, NSW
“The training afforded good insight into the Psycho/legal nexus.”
“very professional and showcased great expertise in the expert witness space and we all gained great insight into the expert/ cross-examination process.”
Forensic Accountant, Sydney
“Overall it was extremely informative and the presenter was very knowledgeable and conveyed the information in a very easy to comprehend manner.”
Public Servant, Sydney
“It was very helpful to have this presented by a solicitor to understand the requirements of a witness (clinical or expert) and for reports, as well as their role in the process."
Health Professional, Melbourne
“The knowledge of the presenter was apparent in his delivery of the content. He was clear in his explanations and engaging throughout."
Management Executive, NSW
“No particular single highlight - overall it was extremely informative and the presenter was very knowledgeable and conveyed the information in a very easy to comprehend manner.”
Professional witness, Queensland
“The mock trial example illustrated well what the speaker was saying and it was interesting.”
“Clear explanations and clear slides that are easy to refer back to, covering all aspects of the expert witness process”
Expert Witness, New Zealand
- “Just in time” training given shortly before a hearing
- Available for factual (lay) witnesses and expert witnesses
- Half and full day courses available
- Suitable for all witnesses (factual and expert) likely to be giving evidence under cross examination at an upcoming hearing
- Generally done individually although group sessions are available in some circumstances
- Structure and content:
- Introduction to the court/trial process
- Role of a witness
- The giving of evidence
- Cross examination techniques
- Strategies to deliver evidence effectivel
Please see this brochure for more information on our witness familiarisation courses
Upcoming Public Sessions
We are presently offering the following virtual sessions:
|Witness Familiarisation – Lay Witnesses |
Monday, 19 June 2023
09:00am – 17:00pm AEDT
|Witness Familiarisation – Expert Witnesses |
Tuesday, 20 June 2023
09:00am – 17:00pm AEDT
Bespoke training to suit your needs
- Various other forms of training to suit all needs are available on request. These include:
- Mock trials
- In-house CPD training for staff
- Psychologist assessments
- Contact us to learn more.
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