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Writing for and Presenting in Court

        

Writing for Court

Forthcoming Courses

   

There are no courses currently available for booking. Please regularly check our Course Calendar for updates.

 

Overview

This one day training course will enable you to produce effective legal statements and reports. Each course is eligible for 6 CPD hours subject to your peer group approval.

 

 

Course Content

  • The different between a witness statement and a report

  • The purpose of the statement/report

  • Types of report and content

  • The important of logical structure and sequence

  • Report writing exercise and peer review

  • Subjective versus objective assessment

  • Critical assessment of a statement/report

  • Model report format

  • Practical considerations

 

Registration

The course fee is £250 per delegate including all learning materials, refreshments and buffet lunch.


 

Presenting in Court

Forthcoming Courses

   

There are no courses currently available for booking. Please regularly check our Course Calendar for updates.

 

Overview

This training course will enable you both to understand the legal process and to give evidence effectively. Each course is eligible for 6 CPD hours subject to your peer group approval.

 

Course Content

  • Theory: The court from a lawyer’s perspective – the system. The court from a witness’s perspective – the process.

  • Practice: Practical case study. The psychiatrist in the witness box – the experience. The debrief – the lessons learned.

Participants are required to bring with them a witness statement or expert report (2 copies) which will form the basis of their cross examination during the course of the afternoon. This is a prerequisite of attendance. This course includes a practical court case study role-play. Delegates are asked to dress accordingly for a court appearance.

 

Registration

The course fee is £250 per delegate including all learning materials, refreshments and buffet lunch. A limited number of places at 50% are available to retired and 25% for trainees (RCPsych members/affiliates only).

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CETC Customer Feedback

 

Writing for Court

 

"My special thanks go to Mr Andrews for such a great course"

 

"Very comprehensive and tailored to my requirements"

 

"Helpful to have practical tasks and time to discuss details"

 

Presenting in Court

 

"Excellent description of court process from range of different perspectives"

 

"Lots of useful tips about how to conduct oneself in court"

 

"The role-play of court was excellent – very useful way of understanding the types of issues that might come up in court"

 

 
 

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+44 (0)20 3701 2604

Email

csimms@rcpsych.ac.uk