Writing a witness statement for an employment tribunal

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You’ll always be a witness in your own employment tribunal case. There is a presumption that when evidence is given, that evidence is given orally without using a witness statement.

If a party asks, or if the tribunal thinks it would be better to do so, the tribunal might ask that evidence is given by writing a witness statement.

Check how to write your witness statement

If you have a representative, they’ll help you prepare your witness statement to make sure your evidence is properly organised. They should check with you that it's accurate.

If you don't have a representative, you'll need to write your witness statement yourself. You can check who can help you write your witness statement.

Page last reviewed on 23 November 2021