Bond Solon provides training, support and guidance on a global basis for anyone who is facing the prospect of being cross-examined or questioned in any type of legal forum, regulatory hearing, meeting or interview. 

Giving evidence can be a daunting experience and should a witness not perform well, then the consequences can be far reaching.  The risks to your case can be minimised if witnesses undertake Witness Familiarisation with Bond Solon.

Bond Solon is the UK’s largest independent provider of Witness Familiarisation.  Since 1992 our large pool of experienced lawyer trainers – stemming from all practice areas – have worked with over 250,000 witnesses to help build their confidence and enhance their evidence giving abilities.

The benefits of the training we provide is evidenced by the high percentage of repeat users of the service.  Our clients include top 100 UK law firms (including all of the Magic Circle), international legal practices, corporate and public bodies.

What is Witness Familiarisation?

It is a training process by which witnesses receive a comprehensive understanding of the theory, practice and procedure of giving evidence, applicable to the specific hearing in which they are due to appear. Witnesses will also consider the roles and responsibilities of the various people at the hearing, as well as lawyers’ techniques in cross-examination and how to overcome these. Most importantly, witnesses will experience cross-examination and practice evidence giving in a mock-hearing, led by an experienced lawyer trainer.

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Who can conduct Witness Familiarisation?

Strict rules apply to the provision of Witness Familiarisation and sessions must not be conducted by anyone with personal knowledge of the matters in issue in the case. Bond Solon is perfectly positioned to offer this type of service as we are an independent training company dedicated to offering legal training to non-lawyers and not a law firm or barrister chambers.

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Benefits of undertaking Witness Familiarisation: 

  • Mitigates against the risk of a poor performance under cross-examination
  • Enables witnesses to practice and hone their evidence giving technique
  • Allows witnesses to experience cross-examination prior to a hearing
  • Builds confidence in nervous witnesses
  • Helps eliminate over-confidence in witnesses
  • Run by experienced lawyers who are also professional trainers
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Find out more about our familiarisation sessions

 

 

 

Contact us for a quote

 

If you have a forthcoming hearing and would like to discuss how we can assist you with your witnesses please contact us on +44 (0) 207 549 2549 or email info@bondsolon.com

 

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Clients

Addleshaw Goddard 2

berwin

bristows

cms

cooley

dentons

eversheds

farrer and co

freshfields (1)

Linklaters

Herbert Smith Freehills 2

nabarro (1)

RCP

MST TEST

Laytons2

LipmanKaras2

Dechert2

Allen&Overy2

MayerBrown2

Simmons&Simmons2

Skadden2

CliffordChance2 (1)

StephensonHarwood2

Slaughter&May2

TraversSmith2

White&Case2

TaylorWessing2

HoganLovells2

QuinnEmanuel

PinsentMasons2

StewartsLaw2

Berwin2

Clyde&Co2

LewisSilkin2

NortonRose2

KingsleyNapley2

Vinson2

Withers2

WilmerHale2

PayneHicks2

GibsonDunn2

Stevens&Bolton2

Gowling2

Enyo2

Shakespeares2

Ashurst2

HolmanFenwick2

King&Spalding2

JoneDay2

CharlesRussell2

FenwickElliot2

Clintons

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