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Tips for witnesses

  • Make sure that you are happy with your witness statement. Remember that you will give this evidence on oath - if you are not satisfied that it is the truth or you feel uncomfortable, do not agree to it.
  • Make sure you are familiar with your statement - practice reading it out loud before the hearing.
  • Familiarise yourself with the bundle, particularly documents that you wrote or saw at the time.
  • Think about what may be asked of you in cross-examination and discuss these with your representative.  How did you reach decisions?  Are there any inconsistencies or areas of weakness?  How will you answer questions on these?
  • Dress conservatively.
  • Be polite and refer to the Employment Judge as Sir or Madam.

Last updated on 10/01/2017 15:50:49 | #Employment Tribunals