Being involved in a situation with legal implications where you might have to write a witness statement or even a victim statement can be a daunting experience.
The purpose of such statements is to capture the relevant events which generated the legal matter as well as the post-trigger effects. The format is a succinct narrative, so there will be no bullet points as such. However, the structure needs to be straight-forward and include only relevant details.
When read out in the Courts, any witness statement or victim statement will be criticised and scrutinised by the defence party or by the respondent, and so it is essential that you set out your thoughts as clearly and as consistently as you can, throughout the document.
If you need help proofreading or editing your statement, submit the form below. Make sure you add the following:
- The number of words or number of pages you currently have in your witness statement or victim statement
- Your contact details including email and phone so we can contact you back
- If you send us your draft statement, we will form a better view and provide you with more relevant feedback
If you are not sure what to write, or how to write such a statement at all, fill in the form below or drop us an email and we will get in touch to have an initial conversation where we will give you some insights in terms of how should a witness statement be written.
We are not solicitors, and this is not a legal service. We do have experience writing witness statements or victim statements and we recognise that the true value of such a document comes from the witness/victim herself/himself. Therefore, all we are doing is recommending a set of guidelines to ensure the correct formatting and readability exists.