witness statement taking

north and central england

Witness Statement taking

Witness Statements

  • Do you need a witness statement taken?
  • For a road traffic accident?
  • For an accident, trip or slip claim?
  • Criminal or civil case?
  • Prosecution or defence?

Contact DLS for all your witness statements in north and central England.

The DLS service

  • Arrange a time convenient to the witness for taking the statement.
  • Arrange a quiet location so that it can be done without interruption.
  • Check identity of the person giving the witness statement.
  • Explain the process for taking the witness statement.
  • Ask searching questions to assist the witness in recalling all relevant information.
  • Maintain a neutral approach so as not to lead the witness.
  • Write down the statement of the witness if they request this done.
  • Ask the witness to read every page of the statement to check for errors and omissions.
  • Have the witness sign all pages.
  • The witness statement is typed up if this is required.
  • A brief report is provided commenting on the credibility and attitude of the witness.

For claims investigations we also:

  • Collect any supporting documentation, photos, video.
  • Take photos and video of the current situation.

The statement of a witness is a record of their recollection of an event or set of circumstances. Witness statements are not rushed so as to ensure that all relevant details are documented.

Next step

For the Witness Statement service telephone or email to speak with the Investigations Manager.

  • Questions about the service we provide to solicitors.
  • Wish to discuss a Witness Statement assignment.
  • Wish to instruct DLS.

Customer Contact Cemtre

DLS operates a central contact point for initial enquiries.

Telephone0333 011 2619
AddressBailey Brook House
Amber Drive
Langley Mill
NG16 4BE

Scarborough Office

Telephone01723 336 104
The Crescent
YO11 2PW

Peterborough Office

Telephone0333 011 2619
AddressCampbell House
34 Campbell Drive

Who we are

  • Qualified Professional Investigators - EDI Level 3
  • Certificated Bailiff
  • Data Protection Act notified
  • Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations compliant
  • Criminal Records Bureau checked
  • PII and PLI insured

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Association of British Investigators

The Managing Director of Derby Legal Services Ltd is a full member of the Association of British Investigators

Witness statement

  • Section 9 & no caution
  • Personal ID check
  • Supporting documents
  • Photos


0333 011 2619

Contact Centre: 0333 011 2619

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