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Writing witness statements: practical advice

Elliot Kent
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I thought it was worth flagging up this article on our content for professionals which is a practical guide to writing witness statements:

https://england.shelter.org.uk/professional_resources/legal/court_action_and_complaints/court_process_and_hearings/witness_statements

Whilst it’s never strictly necessary to write witness statements in benefit tribunals, I have occasionally found it helpful to set out a client’s evidence in the form of a CPR compliant witness statement, especially in cases which depend on a complex set of facts (e.g. right to reside cases with lengthy work histories) or where you would like to have a third party give evidence where they might not be able or willing to attend a hearing.