Advocacy and the Vulnerable Training

The Advocacy and the Vulnerable Training was developed in conjunction with the Bar to help solicitor advocates and barristers strike the balance between advancing their client’s case effectively in court whilst ensuring vulnerable witnesses are not subjected to undue stress.

We anticipate that the Ministry of Justice will make this training compulsory for all publicly-funded advocates before they can act in serious sexual offences cases.  

Training programme
The training involves three sequential steps which must be completed in order:
1)         An online course (minimum study length, eight hours)
We suggest you leave three weeks between starting the online training and attending the face-to-face training
2)         Face-to-face training (approximately three hours)
3)         A period of reflection on the learning via online exemplar films and consolidation (approximately one hour)


Event NameVenueStart DateStatus 
Advocacy and the Vulnerable Training, 19 March 2020, London - Afternoon session The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL
London
19 March 2020 13:30 not available
Advocacy and the Vulnerable Training, 6 April 2020, Liverpool - Afternoon session Liverpool Law Society, 2nd Floor, Helix, Edmund Street, Liverpool, L3 9NY
Liverpool
06 April 2020 13:15 available
Advocacy and the Vulnerable Training, 7 May 2020, London - Morning session The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL
London
07 May 2020 09:00 available
Advocacy and the Vulnerable Training, 16 June 2020, Bradford - Afternoon session Bradford - venue TBC
Bradford - venue TBC
16 June 2020 13:30 available
Advocacy and the Vulnerable Training, 7 July 2020, Bristol - Afternoon session Bristol venue tbc
tbc
07 July 2020 13:30 available