Preparing Witness Statements for Large Trials and Arbitration

Taking judicial pronouncements on memory, hindsight & wishful thinking as a starting point (example: “Above all, it is important to avoid the fallacy of supposing that, because a witness has confidence in his or her recollection and is honest, evidence based on that recollection provides any reliable guide to the truth”), the talk offers practical guidance covering: what is the point of witness statements?, preparing for and handling proofing and drafting sessions with the trial/arbitration in mind, tactical considerations, use of contemporaneous documents, and approaches to drafting.