Witness Statements: rules and top tips from recent cases

27th February 2024 @ 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Hogan Lovells International LLP, Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2FG

Witness Statements: rules and top tips from recent cases


Clare Sibson KC and Joseph Farmer, Fountain Court Chambers


Dealing with witness statements continues to be a core function of the litigation solicitor, and an area which has seen considerable development in recent times in the Business and Property Courts. Our speakers will present an overview of how the courts are dealing with witness evidence and provide practical tips. Drawing on their experience of the very different role of witness statements in criminal trials, our speakers will address the importance of effective "proof taking" and identify the line between legitimate challenging, and illegitimate coaching, of witnesses in advance of trial.


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The LSLA lectures will start at 6 p.m. All events will last approximately one hour, to include a period for questions at the end, and will be followed by drinks.