Witness Statements - Advantages of Early Preparation
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Advantages of early preparation of a witness
statement for an Employment Tribunal hearing
Early preparation of a witness statement is crucial for the
- Recollections of events are recorded while events are fresh
in a claimants mind (before they are subjected to a challenge).
- A claimant has time think over the events that have
occurred, these are then presented in a logical, clear and concise
- A claimant is given ample opportunity to consider documents
referred to in their statement.
- Having had the opportunity to review the statement, the
claimant is comfortable with what they have said and will not be
coerced into saying something they do not mean.
- The claimants representative can identify areas of concern
at an early stage, in order to prepare the claimant to be able to deal
with them effectively at the hearing.
Before the hearing witness statements are exchanged with the
respondentís representatives, a claimant is then given the opportunity
to respond to the comments made by the respondent/on behalf of the
respondent. A claimants comments on these statements assists greatly in
preparation for the hearing.
Written by Rehana Ali
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2014-04-17 13:15:03 in Legal Articles