Don’t be – you can now learn to give evidence like an expert
Brilliant, it would be vitally helpful to someone who was giving evidence as a witness for the
John Lees, international careers adviser
This is a truly excellent guide for the prospective witness who is approached to give
evidence in any type of matter in the United Kingdom. It is clear, concise and very user-
friendly. A ‘must’ read.
Stephen Harvey QC, Head of Chambers, Gray’s Inn Square, London
Awesome. A useful little app.
Anthony Kordar, Attorney-at-law, Florida
Get this app and save your ass!
Your app is very easy to use, easy to understand and provides clear and concise sections
which read fluently and with a good combination of fact and advice. I think it’s a brilliant aid
for anyone called as witness.
Peter Willmott, investment banker
A very useful tool, very detailed and thorough.
Joanne Andrew, Partner Mellor Olsson, Australia.
Great information at your fingertips
Pocket Witness is the world’s first mobile phone app specifically for the United States and
United Kingdom jurisdictions that gives people who may be called to give evidence in court a
clear understanding of what to expect.
Developed by one of the UK’s leading and most reputable expert witnesses
Developed by Trevor Gilbert, twice winner of the prestigious national Eclipse
Proclaim Personal Injury Awards (2012 and 2013) for client care initiative, shares his
personal experience over 25 years of giving evidence in the witness box so that you can be
completely prepared to deal with the ordeal
Buy with confidence
As well as being an expert witness Trevor also provides witness preparation training to
the private and public sectors and his programmes receive never less than a 95% positive
Do's and Don'ts
The app explains the courts and their layouts, who’s who, gives tips on presentation and
preparation, keeping calm and the courtroom do’s & don’ts. The most important feature is
an extensive chapter on cross-examination that reveals many of the ‘tricks’ counsel uses to
discredit witnesses or make them look unreliable, and will give you a greater understanding
of the type of questions you might be asked and, best of all, how to deal with them.
Top lawyers recommend Trevor:
“What was more important was the clarity with which Trevor presented his evidence-in-chief
and the calm, professional and competent manner in which he maintained his opinion under
cross-examination - a stunning performance".Advocate Andrew Ayres, Trinity Chambers, Guernsey, Channel Islands."Trevor Gilbert is an independent witness of the highest calibre, unmoveable when his
opinion has been properly formed, persuadable when logic dictates, well researched and impressiveAndrew Ritchie QC, Head of Chambers, 9 Gough Square, London. "Mr Gilbert demonstrated complete professional competence and his experience was nothing
short of excellent... his evidence was delivered in textbook fashion... he excelled when it came
to advising the client impartially and clearly and was the consummate professional”.Defendant Lawyer
What a top judge said:
Lord Bannantyne, Court of Sessions, Edinburgh, Scotland, said in his judgement in the case
of McGlone v Greater Glasgow Health Board; “I have taken some time to deal with these
criticisms (of Trevor by the lawyer for the Pursuer (Claimant/Plaintiff) as a result of rigorous
cross-examination) in that it was clear that there was, on behalf of the pursuer, a root and
branch attack on this witness. Having looked at each of the criticisms I am not persuaded they are well founded.
Some (confidential) feedback on our Witness Box training courses
"I would like to let you know that we were very pleased with the way all three witnesses
performed at the trial. Mr X, for example, not only held his ground on the issues, he also
gave very cogent explanations that helped build up a good rapport with the judge. Indeed, we
really felt that the judge warmed to him. The opposing QC had very little, if anything, to take
away from the exchange and lost ground on several points.Overall, we feel our client came across very well to the judge, and it was in marked contrast
with some opposing witnesses who were letting themselves get visibly annoyed with our QC.
Thanks again for the training, everyone was very pleased with it"."Trevor, I would like to thank you very much for helping me through the past 2 days in the
witness box. All the aspects of your course helped greatly, particularly your breathing and
seating tip. We all thought the trial preparation you gave was perfect...you nailed it for us"."I wish I had this training before my previous case. I’d been on another training provider's
course a few years ago and it was c*** compared to this".