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Vulnerable clients , Advocacy | Online course

Stage 3: Advocacy and The Vulnerable

1 hourAdvanced

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.

Who this is for

Solicitors.

Learning outcomes

SRA competence: A1  +3 more for SRA competence: A1, A2, B5, C2

  • 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)
How you will learn
  • Series of films to watch on how the approach to cross-examination to consolidate learning
  • Film on working with an intermediary.