Short Course

What is it really like to cross-examine someone in a courtroom?  If you’re representing yourself in court, you might be asking yourself that and wondering how you can make a good job of it.  During cross-examination, you will have to prepare the questions very carefully and make sure that they are appropriate and relevant.   

When Does Cross-Examination Take Place and Why? 

Cross-examination usually occurs during a contested hearing where one party is alleging something that will affect the outcome of the case.  By asking questions to obtain further information, the questioner seeks to challenge the other party’s version of the truth.  You should prepare for being cross-examined by the other party as well.  Cross-examination is one of the most difficult processes in a family case.  During the hearing, the judge will hear both sides of the story, examine the available evidence, and decide what happens next.  He will then make an order, which is binding upon the parties. 

Learn to Prepare Your Cross-Examination Questions and How to Deliver Them 

This course will prepare you thoroughly for the process of cross-examining someone in court and being cross-examined.  If you’re representing yourself in court, you might be concerned that you’ll jeopardise your case by not doing it properly.  These are valid worries and, yes, it’s important to do it properly, but you don’t need legal expertise.  This course will give you the right advice and knowledge to enable you to prepare and ask your own cross-examination questions in court, as well as prepare you for being cross-examined. 

Learn to Represent Yourself from an Expert 

I’ve been where you are now, so I know how it feels – you can read more about my story here.  Now, I’ve used my knowledge and expertise from supporting people in the Family Courts for 18 years to create these comprehensive short training courses.  If you need extra support, I’m always available to help.  Imagine how much more confident you’ll feel walking into that courtroom with all this knowledge behind you.  If you prepare and do things properly, you can represent yourself without damaging your case and feel empowered by rising to the challenge. 


What You’ll Learn on the Course:   

  • The reality of cross-examining someone  
  • Being clear on the purpose of your questions 
  • How to word your questions to expose any lies the other party might be telling 
  • Making sure the questions are relevant and won’t be dismissed by the judge 
  • How to act and behave when cross-examining 
  • Evidence: what it is and how to use it 
  • Writing a closing submission and why you need to do that first 
  • Tips for dealing with different scenarios 

People I’ve helped take back control say:

Prepare your own Cross Examination Simon Walland Family Law

I like how Simon brings clarity to the situation as I can never see the wood for the trees.


I needed help with handling a Final Hearing, particularly the fact finding and cross examination elements. I had previously liaised with Simon on how to put together a Position Statement, so his online courses were my first port of call. Once I had completed the lessons, I felt prepared and confident.”


“Simon’s advice has proven invaluable.”

Prepare your own Cross Examination Simon Walland Family Law





  • £120 one-off payment
  • 2 hour online course
  • Start whenever you’re ready
  • Telephone support throughout
  • Access to a private, supportive Facebook group of fellow students
  • Sample documents to download
  • Lifetime access to the course so you can dip in and out whenever you like


And if you need a little more convincing…

Why not take a look at my FREE lecture on representing yourself in the family court. I’ll walk you through what you need to know about the process and you’ll get a taster of what you can expect from the course

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I’m sure after that you’ll feel ready to dive into the course and feel confident that you’re as prepared as you can be for representing yourself in court.