LINKS TO GUIDANCE ON DRAFTING WITNESS STATEMENT: INTERACTIVE BLOGGING

Yesterday I was speaking on the APIL Fatal Accidents course. One of the points I was making was the importance of reading the rules and and guidance in relation to the drafting of witness statements.   The delegates asked for links to the guidance I was referring to. It turned out that the easiest way to do this was to put the links on this blog. (So for everyone who was on the course today, I hope you got home safely, look I kept my promise-  and Hilary and I had a great time). For everyone else here are some useful links on drafting witness statements.

Most (but not all) of the delegates in Manchester

GUIDANCE FROM JUDGES

I recommended looking at writing from judges on witness statements.

  • Six Circuit judges have already written a useful Guide for Litigants in person available free of charge on the Courts and Tribunal Judiciary website (The witness statement section is Chapter 11).
  • The guidance provided by Scottish judges appears to have disappeared. However it was summarised in this post on the guidance. 
  • The Chancery Guide is available here  Chapter 19 on Witness Statements is summarised in the blog post here.
  • The Guidance from Western Australia can be found in the links on the page here. However the guidance is set out in some detail in the post here.

OTHER GUIDANCE

  • Guidance from the Bar Council is set out here. 

GUIDANCE ON THIS BLOG

There are dozens (possibly hundreds) of posts on this blog about witness statements and witness evidence.  A good starting point is:

OTHER SELECTED POSTS ON WITNESS STATEMENTS