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Centre for Business Law

Practical labour law (CPLL01D)

Case presentation skills have become vital for industrial relations practitioners, human resources managers, trade union officials, shop stewards and small entrepreneurs. Experience has shown that the area of case presentation be it at arbitration or even disciplinary enquiries -  often experienced to be the most problematic is that of cross-examination.

This in mind, this workshop, although designed as an extension of the Labour Arbitration Workshop, is self-contained and focuses exclusively on the practical tools necessary to pursue effective cross-examination. The topics to be addressed include:

  • the principles of evidence an overview
  • how evidence is evaluated understanding the strengths and weaknesses of evidence
  • the goals of cross examination
  • how to prepare for cross-examination
  • the techniques of cross-examination
  • difficulties and dangers: the pitfalls of cross-examination, including cross-examination of experts and cross examination through interpreters

These two-day workshops will be held in Pretoria in May/ June and October/ November. Practical instruction by means of exercises in small groups accompanies each lecture. These methods enable participants to exercise acquired skills and to raise practical questions with experienced labour practitioners.

No examination will be written. Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Registrations for the June Cross Examination Workshops will be accepted from February until 6 May.

Registration for the November Cross Examination Workshops will be accepted until 30 September.