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Stage 3: Advocacy and The Vulnerable


The third and final stage of training requires you to watch a number of videos contained within this e-learning module.

Course Description


  • 1 hour
  • Advanced
Recognising and dealing appropriately with vulnerability is a skill that can be taught. There is a wide spectrum of vulnerabilities from age and background to physical or mental health and other developmental issues. This course has been designed to ensure all solicitor advocates dealing with vulnerable witnesses understand the key principles behind the approach to and questioning of vulnerable people in the justice system.Stage 3 of Advocacy and The Vulnerable training is the final and consolidation stage of the course.

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding of key principles behind the approach to, and questioning of, vulnerable people in the justice system
  • Best practice in relation to conducting cross-examination of key witnesses in accordance to the Ground Rules and Section 28 Hearings (GRH)