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You can print this checklist as it may help you when you need to write a statement.
This checklist relates specifically to statements. For tips on writing skills and things to think about when writing any type of legal document, see
Checklist: Writing. If you need more help writing a statement, call
A statement can be made by anyone involved in a court case, including a:
The type of case and any orders that may have been made by the court will affect whether you should make a statement. Witnesses who make statements will often be required to give evidence in court. If you are not sure if you need to make a statement, you should get
A statement should contain:
When you write a statement, you should:
The last paragraph should say something like:"I believe that the contents of this statement are true and correct" or "This statement sets out evidence which I am prepared to give in court as a witness".
For more information on statements and for an example of a statement, see