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Advocacy and the Vulnerable

The Advocacy and the Vulnerable training programme has been developed to equip all advocates who deal with vulnerable witnesses with the skills to question those witnesses in an appropriate fashion, based on an understanding of the key principles behind it. Training is delivered by the Inns and Circuits, based on materials which have been prepared by the Inns of Court College of Advocacy. It is anticipated that Advocacy and the Vulnerable training will become mandatory for any advocate wishing to undertake publicly funded work in serious sexual offence cases involving vulnerable witnesses.

Upcoming dates:

Monday November 11th 2024

Course fee: Free

Open to barristers of all Inns

CPD: course attendance equivalent to 3 CPD hours (pre-course preparation equivalent to 8 CPD hours)

The course will take place in the Rutledge Suite which is on the 3rd floor of the Ashley Building on Middle Temple Lane.

Please note that attendance on the course requires a minimum of 8 hours’ advance preparation (reading selected materials and viewing videos) including submission of cross-examination questions one week in advance of the course. Instructions and materials will be sent to you by email in due course after booking.

If you would like to book on to a course, please email, titling your email 'Advocacy and the Vulnerable' and incuding which date you'd prefer.