Past events

Working with Defendants Workshop

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

(This is less than a 10 minutes walk from New Street or Moor Street train station).

Date: 21st September 2018

Price: £90


Mental Health SIG

Venue: Reading University

Date: 13th June 2018

This is the new date for the Mental Health SIG that had to be cancelled previously.

If you would like to attend please 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