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Courtroom Skills

26 October 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Objectives and Learning outcomes

By the conclusion of the course delegates will:

  • Be equipped with the knowledge of the differing jurisdictions in which members of staff could be called to give evidence and the interaction of those jurisdictions in criminal, family, coronial, civil and fitness to practice proceedings.
  • Be able to fully understand what is required of a witness in the process of giving evidence.
  • Be informed as to the various stages of giving evidence and the purpose of the differing stages so as to be in a position to give effective evidence.
  • Be able to competently prepare for the evidence giving process.
  • Have had an opportunity to undergo examination in chief and cross-examination on a controlled case study by an experienced practitioner.
  • Have received feedback within the permissible ambit of witness familiarisation to assist in the preparation of giving evidence in general.

Facilitator biography and relevant experience

Robin Sellers was called to the Bar in 1994. His formative years were spent as a common law barrister practising in all fields before he began to specialise in criminal matters. He then spent a decade in top prosecution sets of Chambers and developed a regulatory law practice. He has appeared in Crown Court trials, inquests, civil trials, fitness to practice hearings before the GMC and misconduct proceedings. His appellate work has included appearances before the Court of Appeal Criminal Division.

Robin Joined City University Law School in 2014 and became a senior lecturer and continuing professional development consultant the following year. He teaches trainee barristers in court room skills and legal knowledge subjects. His external training experience includes the development and delivery of courses to NHS trusts, the military, Police Forces, the CPS, Law firms and the wider commercial community.


The City Law School

4 Warwick Ct




26 October 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm