Expert Witness Training / Courtroom Skills


Organisation profile

La Touche Training is a firm of Solicitors and Barristers who specialise in running training courses for engineers in legal and witness skills. As Ireland's leading legal training provider, we have trained over 200,000 delegates since we were set up in 1995.

Our hands-on, interactive training courses are hugely popular with engineers working in both the public and private sector.

Our clients include every local authority in the country, government departments, private firms and individual experts.

Training aim

This course is a practical look at the courtroom with emphasis on the role of the witness and tips on how to excel in the witness box. It will enable delegates to present evidence with confidence.

Learning objectives

How the adversarial system works

The procedures, order of events and roles of those in the adversarial systems

How to prepare for giving evidence

Taking the oath/affirmation with confidence

Techniques lawyers use in cross-examination and how to handle them

How to give clear, honest and objective evidence

How to make appropriate use of supporting evidence, documents and notes when giving evidence

How to give confident and clear testimony under cross-examination

Course outline

The course is practical and interactive involving a mix of theory & interactive role-play with delegates getting a cross – examined on a case study related to their area of work. The morning will be spent going through cross examination techniques & how to respond to those techniques. The afternoon will be spent on interactive role-play.

Trainer's profile

All of our training is conducted by our team of barristers and solicitors. All our trainers are qualified lawyers as well as trained trainers. All of our trainers are very experienced and are skilled with helping delegates to get the most out of each course.

Course duration

1 day

Assessment & certification

All delegates are assessed on the course and are given a certificate on completion of the programme.

Who should attend

Anyone who can potentially be called as a witness. We have trained engineers of all grades from new graduates to individuals with 45 years experience to appear at a variety of legal fora.