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Course Summary

Giving Evidence in Coroner’s Court

Date And Time

Wed, 29 April 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A masterclass of our Giving Evidence in Court training.

This is a course for healthcare professionals who may have to give evidence at an Inquest. It is also suitable for those who may have to support staff in the immediate aftermath of a patient death and at Coroner’s Court.

Every delegate will be cross-examined by a Healthcare Lawyer and Inquest Advocate to experience, in a protected environment, the level of scrutiny their evidence may be subjected to. Every delegate will be given personal feedback and guidance on how to improve their own, individual presentation skills.

Objectives

• The required skills to produce an excellent witness statement

• The necessary skills to critically analyse evidence

• Knowing what to wear

• Knowing what language to use

• In-depth understanding of what will happen on the day

• An appreciation of the interface between a Serious Untoward Incident Investigation and Inquest

• An understanding of the purpose of an Inquest; conclusions and PFD Reports

• Recognition of the importance of court visits

• Understanding the difference between an expert and a witness of fact

• Develop the necessary skills to present evidence and to excel under scrutiny

• Proficiency in dealing with lawyers’ techniques

NB – no live cases will be discussed.

This course is accredited for CPD purposes.

The course will take place in Central London at a venue to be announced.