Past events

  • Special Interest Group (SIG) for Intermediaries: Child Sexual ExploitationVenue: Coventry University, West Midlands. It is in the brand new Science and Health building.

    Date:  Monday 11th February 2019

    Time: 11.00 – 3.30pm

    Days agenda:

    11:00 Kev Smith – Child Sexual Exploitation, the complainant

    13:00 Lunch (bring your own lunch!) and networking

    13:30 Case discussions – CSE.  Please bring along some case examples you wish to discuss

    15:30 Close

  • IfJ Annual General Meeting & Professional Development Seminar: Knowledge, Skills & Resilience

Venue: Central Venue in ‘the studio‘, 7 Cannon Street, B2 5EP, Birmingham

Date: Thursday, 15th November, 2018

Time: 10am – 4.30pm.

For further details click here.


Chair Report

Treasurer’s Report & Summary Accounts

Speaker Presentations


  • Working with Defendants Workshop

Venue: Centenary Plaza, 18 Holliday Street, Birmingham, B1 1TW

Date: 21st September 2018

Price: £90


  • Mental Health SIG

Venue: Reading University

Date: 13th June 2018

Contact Christine Harrison via email –


  • IfJ and City, UoL Professional Development Conference

‘VULNERABILITY & JUSTICE – pushing the boundaries to include the most vulnerable’.

Venue: City, University of London, Northampton Square, EC1 0HB

Date: 9th May, 2018

Time: 10am – 5pm

For further details and the agenda click here.

Power Point slides:

Prof Lucy Henry Amuda Agneswaran – Approaches to research on VWs

Prof Lucy Henry – Research on intermediaries effects on interviews

Prof Lucy Henry – Research on intermediaries effects on identification lineups

Dave Spurgeon – Liaison & Diversion – facilitating effective Engagement

Lynda Gibbs and Cliodhna Judge Bar – Providing effective feedback to barristers in the Criminal Justice System

A Voice for the Voiceless Victims commissioners Review

David Wurtzel – Good practice references

David Wurtzel & Rosemary Wyatt – Joining the Dots How to use law & good practice on the journey from assessment to court

Rosemary Wyatt – Good Practice references

Miranda Bevan – Supporting vulnerable suspects through the investigation stage

Paula Thomas, Barrister – Family Law Proceedings

Nicola Lewis – Intermediaries in the Family Courts

Paula Thomas, Barrister – Public Law Proceedings

Part 3A Family Procedure Rules (FPR)

Family Practice Direction 3AA


  • Age Related Communication Difficulties

Venue: Coventry University, West Midlands

Date: Monday 26th March 2018

Time: 11am – 3.30pm  (Please arrive early for registration).

For further details click here.


  • Professional Development Training Day, ‘Working with Defendants…taking the step’.

Venue: MOJ

Date: 19th January, 2018

Times: 10am – 4pm

To book online click here. There are a few remaining places.

For further information email:


  • 3rd Annual General Meeting and Professional Development Seminar

Venue: Oakley Conference Room at Wyboston Lakes, Wyboston, Bedfordshire MK44 3AL

Date: 10th November, 2017

For further details on the event click here.

The agenda for the day can be found here.

AGM Agenda

Chair & Secretary Report

Treasurer’s Report & Summary Accounts

AGM Minutes

Power Point slides:

Joyce Plotnikoff, Fiona Simpson and Sue Thurman – Up your game: Strengthening RI skills in the context of S28

Clare Park – In the Blink of an Eye

Paula Backen – Key issues for intermediary work outside our core criminal witness arena


  • Learning Disability

Venue: Coventry University, West Midlands

Date: Wednesday 8th November 2017

For further details click here.

Meeting Minutes

Case Study: Role of AAC on quality of evidence elicited


  • Mental Health

Venue: Sheffield University

Date: 20th October 2017

For further details click here.


  • Age Related Communication Difficulties

Venue: MoJ, Petty France, London (St James’s Park tube station)

Date: Friday 29th September 2017

For further details click here.


  • Professional Development Conference, ‘Understanding the many faces of abuse in order to enable effective participation in the justice system’.

Theory into practice… a collaboration between researchers, justice practitioners & intermediaries

Venue: City, University of London, Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Tait Building, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB

Date: 5th May, 2017  10am – 5pm   Professional network reception 5pm – 6pm


  • Professional Development Training Day, ‘Working with Defendants…taking the step’.

Venue: Central Birmingham (close to New Street station)

Date: Saturday 11th March 2017


  • Intermediaries for Justice, 2nd AGM and Seminar 2016

Putting Trauma Theory in to Practice: The Impact of trauma on clients and intermediaries + coping strategies for all

Venue: Wyboston Lakes Training Centre

Date: 11th November 2016


AGM agenda
Chair and Secretary Report
Treasurer’s Report & Summary Accounts

AGM Minutes

Power Point slides:

Susan van Scoyoc – Trauma: An Overiew

Susan van Scoyoc – Secondary Trauma: An Overview

Christina Enright – Working with traumatised people


  • Intermediaries for Justice,  Spring Conference 2016

Joined up Justice – Developments in Partnership Working in the Criminal Justice System

Venue: The Ashley Building, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent Campus, ST4 2DE

Date: 12th March 2016 : 10am – 5pm (Registration from 9am)

Accredited by the Bar Standards Board: 5 CPD hours for barristers


  • Intermediaries for Justice, 1st AGM and Seminar 2015

The debilitating nature of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – an insight into the effects of trauma on communication

Venue: Wyboston Lakes Training Centre, Great North Road MK44 3AL

Date: Monday 12th October 2015


AGM agenda
Chair & Secretary Report
Treasurer’s Report & Summary Accounts
Committee Job Descriptions

AGM Minutes