(Seminar) Drafting Statements and Affidavits: QLS

Jul 2022 | Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Special Counsel Amy Heselwood is presenting on witness statements vs affidavits vs outlines of evidence, incorporating a workshop at the QLS.

Equip yourself with the essential skills to draft witness statements and affidavits in civil litigation matters. Alongside Amy, expert presenters will provide you with tips to draft documents clearly and concisely, examples of well and poorly written witness statements and affidavits, as well as guidance in putting theory into practice.

Amy's sessions will cover:

Witness statements vs affidavits vs outlines of evidence: An introduction

So you want to present your client’s (or a third party’s) version of events to either the court or another person – do you use a witness statement or an affidavit or an outline of evidence? In this practical session our presenter will:

  • provide an introduction to witness statements and affidavits
  • share tips on when (and how) to use them to your advantage.

A practical workshop: Witness statements

In this session, delegates will brush up on the principles of witness statement preparation before getting involved in an interactive workshop on:

  • how witness statements should be written;
  • what material should be included and excluded; and
  • other fundamental considerations when interviewing and drafting.

You will get an opportunity to practice interviewing and drafting a short witness statement.


Friday 29 July 2022
7.30am - 11.45am


Queensland Law Society
Law Society House, Level 2
179 Ann Street, Brisbane

Other information

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