IfJ 3rd Annual Conference – Powerpoints

Power and Vulnerability – Lynda Gibbs Supporting Male Survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse – Alan Robertson and Dr Andy Williams Reaching Out to Male Survivors of Rape – Clinic 26 Respond – Richard Curen The Lucy Faithful Foundation – Tom Squire Do Intermediaries help children give better evidence? – Lucy Henry Working with young […]

ICCA Vulnerability and Power Conference

This conference focuses on the distinct and very real problems of representing clients who are vulnerable. The Inns of Court College of Advocacy (formerly the ATC) is delighted to announce that this, our first annual conference, will take place on 29th October 2016 at Middle Temple. For further details on available workshop sessions and to […]

Process evaluation of pre-recorded cross-examination pilot (Section 28)

Section 28 (s.28) of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (YJCEA) allows vulnerable and intimidated witnesses to video record their cross-examination before the trial. This report presents findings from a process figure evaluation of a pilot of recorded pre-trial cross-examination (s.28). This includes analysis of monitoring data collected during the pilot, interviews with […]

New Book – Addressing Vulnerability in Justice Systems

This publication, edited by Penny Cooper and Linda Hunting, arising out of The Advocate’s Gateway inaugural conference in June 2015, represents not only the current state of knowledge from experts in the field, but more importantly evidence of a seismic shift in the justice system. The Rt Hon Lady Justice Hallett has given the book […]

Woman’s Hour item on Intermediaries

Jo Parton and Nicola Lewis from the IfJ media team discussed the role of Intermediaries with Woman’s Hour presenter Jane Garvie on Monday 23rd May 2016. They told listeners: What vulnerability meant and how to access an intermediary to assist communication between the Police, Courts and vulnerable witnesses. That it is crucial that vulnerable people […]

The Intermediary Role

The intermediary role has received remarkably little attention outside legal circles. Even media reports of high-profile cases where an intermediary has played a crucial role will often fail to use the “I” word, perhaps referring instead to a communication specialist. The Intermediary Role sets provides a user-friendly explanation of what it is that intermediaries do, […]

IfJ 2016 Spring Conference Report

The IfJ 2016 Spring Conference ‘Joined up Justice – developments in partnership working within the Justice System’ was a great success, attended by around 150 delegates, speakers and facilitators from a range of professions. The atmosphere was ‘buzzing’ and there was much enthusiastic feedback from delegates and presenters. You can read a full report on […]