Being involved in a situation with legal implications where you might have to write a witness or victim statement can be a daunting experience.

Witness statements can be related to your social life or may involve an organisation you worked for or a change that took place recently at your workplace, mismanaged to your detriment.

The purpose of such statements is to capture the relevant events that generated the legal matter. The format is a succinct narrative. The structure needs to be straightforward 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, so it is essential that you set out your thoughts as clearly and as consistently as you can throughout the document.

Next steps:

If you need help proofreading or editing your statement, reach out using the contact page. 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

Our recommendation:

If you are unsure what to write or how to write such a statement, 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 have experience writing witness or victim statements, and we recognise that the actual value of such a document comes from the witness/victim herself/himself. Therefore, all we are doing is recommending guidelines to ensure the correct formatting and readability.

Please get in touch to find out more.

Statement of witness or victims - proofreading and editing - Bogdan Ciocoiu
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