01 Oct

Advocacy skills for prosecution witnesses

CIEH member: £45
Affiliate member£99
Non-member: £99

Please note that this training will be delivered via the Zoom online platform.  Please ensure that you are able to access this prior to booking.

Further dates: 22 October 2020

Online training

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  • Time: 10.00 - 12.00


A detailed consideration of the process of giving oral evidence in criminal proceedings,  this session starts by considering the way in which witnesses should approach giving evidence, including the tactical considerations that they should consider and how they may refresh their memory before going to court.

It looks at what the prosecution team are seeking to achieve through examination in chief and what the defence are seeking to do through cross-examination and explains how officers should approach both.

A useful insight how to act and react when giving evidence which is useful for first time witnesses or as a refresher for those who may have given evidence in the past.   

Event Objectives

  • Understanding the process of examination in chief and what it seeks to achieve

  • Understand the process of cross examination and what the defence seek to achieve

  • Appreciate the role of a witness and what can support or detract from witness credibity

  • Understand the need to think tactically about giving evidence and how to present it to best effect.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the importance of witness statements and the uses to which they can be put

  2. Understand how the use a witness statement to showcase both the author and the evidence produced and underpin the prosecution case.

Who should attend?

Environmental health professionals, TSOs, students, licensing officers or any other enforcement officers.

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