The Line Between Proofing and Coaching a Witness

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$99.00

CPD Points 1

Competency
  • C3: Ethics and Professional Responsibility (1)

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Ethical dilemmas in advocacy is essential for all litigation and dispute resolution practitioners.

What is the difference between witness preparation and witness coaching? Legal Profession Conduct Rule 39 concerns how practitioners discuss a prospective witnesses’ evidence, but in some ways, raises more questions than it answers.

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The Line Between Proofing and Coaching a Witness

Craig Slater is a barrister at Francis Burt Chambers where he specialises in commercial litigation.

Course Summary

What is the difference between witness preparation and witness coaching? Legal Profession Conduct Rule 39 concerns how practitioners discuss a prospective witnesses’ evidence, but in some ways, raises more questions than it answers.

Course Details

What is the difference between witness preparation and witness coaching? Legal Profession Conduct Rule 39 concerns how practitioners discuss a prospective witnesses’ evidence, but in some ways, raises more questions than it answers. This course will focus on the line between preparing and coaching a witness and addresses the interesting question of what lawyers can and can’t do to prepare witnesses for giving evidence.

Presented by Barrister Craig Slater, this is a great ethics course which sheds light on the specific dos and don’ts of the potential minefield of dealing with witnesses.