How do I get a Witness or a Document to Court

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Course Overview

What do you do if a person is unwilling to come to court to give evidence or won’t give you documents you think will assist your client at trial?

Aimed at paralegals preparing cases to advocates (prosecution and defence), this course tells you what to do to achieve what you want, including:

  • How to summons a witness in the Magistrates’ Court-law and procedure;
  • How to summons a witness in the Crown Court –law and procedure;
  • How to obtain production of a document in the respective courts;
  • Service of a summons –the rules;
  • Who might resist such and application and how?
  • PII- a very quick guide;
  • Costs and expenses;
  • Case management;
  • What if summonsed party does not comply?
  • What if you don’t like what the party has to say?

What are the requirements?

  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD point (depending on length of time spent considering the discussion questions and completing the evaluation form)
  • Watch 20 minute recorded webinar, including reference notes, discussion questions and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will know: When you are entitled to force attendance or disclosure of a document The risks involved with summonses What you won’t get under Part 17 Cr PR How to deal with non-compliance How to avoid case management problems The costs of summonsing a person

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for advocates of all levels




About Instructor - Olwen Davies

Admitted in 1990, Olwen is freelance solicitor-advocate with extensive experience in both defence and prosecution work from the magistrates' court to the Court of Appeal. Olwen has lectured at post- graduate level and has presented many CPD courses for the legal profession, the police, Health and Safety Executive and others. Olwen is the co-author of Jordan's Criminal Practitioners Guide to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and is an avid supporter of Save UK Justice and the campaign to stop cuts to legal aid and the criminal justice system.

Course Curriculum

recorded webinars

  • Webinar


  • Discussion Points
    1 Page
  • Slides
    36 Page
  • Evaluation
    0 Page


  • Price
  • £ 60