Preparing to Give Evidence at Trial

Author(s): Robert M. Ben*

November 16, 2018


Many personal injury victims have legal claims for compensation. When those claims go to trial, the outcome often turns on the oral testimony of treating health practitioners and expert witnesses. An unprepared witness can spell disaster for a case and for the witness’ professional credibility. In this article, Robert M. Ben provides a primer on how to prepare for giving evidence at trial, what to expect in cross-examination, and how to present as a credible and reliable witness. Find out what the lawyer calling you as a witness should be doing to prepare you.

If you have any questions, please contact Robert Ben at 416-868-3168 or by EMAIL.


Robert Ben is a partner and personal injury lawyer at Thomson Rogers. He is experienced and at home in the courtroom, having appeared as counsel in numerous complex and contentious jury and non-jury trials in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, as well as appeals in the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada.

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