The Inn is taking part in the Advocacy & the Vulnerable national training programme. The programme has been designed to ensure that all advocates, when dealing with vulnerable witnesses, understand the key principles behind the approach to and questioning of vulnerable people in the justice system, irrespective of the nature of the allegation, or the jurisdiction in which the advocate appears.
In due course,the training will become mandatoryfor any advocate wishing to undertake publicly funded work for serious sexual offence cases involving vulnerable witnesses.
Saturday 29 September Saturday 27 October Saturday 1 December (TBC)
Saturday 15 September
Saturday 3 November Tuesday 6 November
Wednesday 17 October Tuesday 27 November Monday 17 December
The course at Lincoln's Inn is run as half day morning session (9 am - 1 pm). Registration is on a first come first served basis. There is no charge for attending this training.
Please note that this training is not open to student members, and is intended for barrister members practising in Crime. Family practitioners may attend but please note that the materials used for are a criminal case.
Please note that this course requires preparation in advance of at least 8 hours work, including preparing questions for witnesses which must be submitted 10 days in advance. If they are not submitted 10 days in advance you will not be able to attend the course.