Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
A not-for-profit organisation representing injured people

Witness statements: the statements of truth and social isolation (On-demand)

All levels - 1 hour

(Please note that the number of CPD hours may be subject to change)

This webinar looks at the rules and guidance for litigators drafting witness statement.  

It pays particular attention to the stark warning given in the statement of truth from 6th April onwards and provides guidance for those responsible for gathering evidence, drafting witness statements, and explaining the statement of truth in a time of social isolation.

  • The mandatory requirements for witness statements and the consequences of non-compliance
  • The ethical considerations of drafting witness statements
  • Signature of the witness statement - will an e-signature suffice?
  • Preparing the witness statement
  • Protecting the witness from the lawyer
  • Protecting the lawyer from the witness
  • Witness statements and proportionality
  • Where lawyers go badly wrong with witness evidence
  • A checklist for taking a statement (again with particular emphasis on taking statements and explaining matters remotely)


1 person: £65 + VAT  |  2 - 6 people: £105 + VAT  |  7 people or more: £160 + VAT


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16 Apr 2020

On-demand recording
From 16 Apr 2020 to 16 Oct 2020