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Essential Guide to Report Writing for Court

  • 5 CPD Hours Apex Building, Blackthorn Road Sandyford Business District D18 (map)

A court report can change the course of someone's life. By presenting information in the correct format and order, you can help influence the result of a hearing. Good writing that is clear, concise, congruent and compelling is key when writing reports for court. Layout and report design may help organise content and guide the reader to what is important, but ultimately, words and their usage determine the success of your communications.

This one-day training course will go into extensive detail on what you need to provide for court reports, what structures are most successful and wording or phrases to use or not to use, to name just a few important topics of focus through the day.

Course Content

  • How to identify the issues and the facts

  • Appropriate layout, format and style – lead by example

  • Expressing an opinion on the issues

  • Pitching the language of the report at the right level

  • Dealing with exhibits, photos, digital evidence and other graphics

  • Developing an objective and critical eye in relation to your report writing

  • The importance of staying within one's area of expertise

  • Avoiding damaging or superfluous language

  • Technical report writing essentials

  • The key features of effective reports

  • Planning and structuring your report

  • Getting the tone right

  • How to create a set template for future reports

  • Structuring reports to meet specific reader requirements

  • Dealing with technical or specialist information

  • Analysing reports

  • Afternoon discussion - delegates common issues explored

Who Should Attend?

This training day is relevant to all professionals who have been called on to write reports for court cases or those who are preparing to be called on in the future. Typical attendees in the past have included, architects, engineers, medical professionals, solicitors, barristers, government department officials, wardens, jewellers, to name just a few 


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Hours. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours.


This training course costs €395 EARLY-BIRD (Normal rate €495). The price includes course documentation and training pack, teas and coffee, snacks, biscuits, fruit on arrival. Lunch is a light fare containing freshly cut sandwiches, wraps, a selection of teas and coffee. Alternatively, you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops within a one-minute radius of the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.

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