A guide to different types of witness and litigants-in-person.

A practical skills and/or knowledge session designed to prepare students for pupillage.

Registration Location: 10 South Square
Registration: 5.30pm
Qualifying Session
Dress Code: Dark suits


This event is open to Student Members and transferring qualified lawyers only.

Book online via the Gray’s Inn Online System (GIOS).

Cost in-person

  • Students (Gray’s Inn student members only): £12

Cost online

Online attendance is only available for Circuit students or transferring qualified lawyers (TQLs). 

  • Circuit students / TQLs (Gray’s Inn members only): £6

Joining online

This event will also be delivered remotely using Zoom for Circuit students and TQLs only. A link to the join the event will be sent by email 24 hours prior to the scheduled start time. Please ensure you have joined before the session is due to start.

Contact the Education Department with any questions regarding the programme.

Qualifying Sessions 

Qualifying Session (QS): 1 QS
Theme: Preparation for pupillage, career development and wellbeing
Learning Outcomes: 

1. Describe the different types of witness who will be encountered in the courts and tribunals of England and Wales and their characteristics.2. Describe the role of litigants in person.3. Discuss approaches to advocacy for different types of witness.

This QS relates to the following elements of the Professional Statement for Barristers: 1.3, 1.4, 1.16, 1.17, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.4
Preparation required: No

To be awarded the QS for this event you are required to join the event on time  and stay for the full duration of the event. Please enter your full name when joining the event so that we can record attendance and update the QS records accordingly. This can take up to two weeks.

Please see Qualifying Sessions for further information.

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