CPD Course: Working With Defendants: Advanced (Day Two of Two Day Course) IfJ member only

City Law School and IfJ joint CPD Courses

Event details


30 May 2020


City University of London
Northampton Square Campus
United Kingdom

Event Fees

Member £ 150.00

City Law School and IfJ joint CPD Courses

This course is delivered in conjunction with The City Law School

Online booking open here.

Course facilitators: Paula Backen and Rachel Cohen: Intermediaries

Who is this course for?

This course is for those intermediaries who have completed the basic workshop and would like to develop those skills and strategies for working in the challenges of the justice system. Participants will learn about working with suspects, discuss real case studies, address managing conflicts and practice simplification techniques.

Event aim / objective:

We aim to provide the forum for further professional development for those intermediaries who have already started working in this field, by evaluating the current challenges in the court approach to the use of intermediaries, and offer the opportunity to discuss controversies in our work e.g. boundaries, asserting our role, and how we may develop the professionalism of the role further.

Course requirements: IfJ Full, International or Associate member. Join here.

Previous Attendance at IFJ one day course or Day 1 of this 2 day course RI experience of working on at least 5 intermediary trials.

Course content:

The Course will consider:

• The current case law and court approach and how this is impacting on this work – the good the bad and the ugly.

• Case studies – particularly with regard to assessment and recommendations

• Working with suspects – the process and our role

• Emotional resilience and conflict in the justice system


Participants will share their experiences as well as being provided with other real (anonymised) cases to discuss.

The course will help participants to look at solutions to more complex issues.

We will also spend some time on real practice of simplifying language.

The course fee includes a light lunch and refreshments. If you have any special dietary requirements or allergies please email your requirements/requests to cpd@city.ac.uk no later than 7 days before the course date.

Cancellation policy: If you wish to cancel your booking 30 or more days before a course/assessment start date, you have the option of receiving a refund minus a charge of £100. If you wish to cancel with less than 30 days before the course/assessment start date, the cancellation fee will be the total course fee. If you wish to cancel your booking please do so in writing by emailing: cpd@city.ac.uk. They will endeavour to respond to all cancellation requests within 5 working days. Refunds will be made using the same method of payment as you used for the purchase and will be paid within 14 days of you informing us of the cancellation, however, City and IfJ will not be liable for any travel, accommodation or any other costs as a result of any cancellation.

If you are unable to attend the course you may substitute another delegate by giving City 24 hours’ notice - please email cpd@city.ac.uk Please see City Terms and Conditions for full Terms and Conditions. (Section V1, 3.3-3.6 for the cancellation policy).

Places are limited to a maximum of 20 participants. There is a minimum requirement of 12 participants. If the minimum number is not met, the course will be cancelled with a weeks notice and a full refund given.