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Addressing Vulnerability in Justice Systems

Edited by: Penny Cooper, Linda Hunting

ISBN13: 9780854901968
Published: May 2016
Publisher: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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The authors of the chapters in this textbook are leaders in their fields. Their experience and research should help equip legal practitioners, researchers and policy makers alike with the most up to date information about the treatment of vulnerable witnesses and parties in legal proceedings.

The challenge for all of us is to ensure that vulnerable people are treated appropriately and helped through the trial process, without adversely affecting the right to a fair trial. I am confident that with the help of the Advocates Gateway Toolkits and experts such as the contributors to this book, we can succeed. I wholeheartedly commend their work to you.”

The Rt Hon Lady Justice Hallett

This publication, arising out of The Advocate’s Gateway inaugural conference in June 2015, represents not only the current state of knowledge from experts in the field, but more importantly evidence of a seismic shift in the justice system.

"...deserves a very wide readership across the globe. It would be hard to find another anthology with this range of subject matter. Professor Penny Cooper and Linda Hunting have brought together contributors from a wide range of backgrounds, with vital information about measures to support and empower vulnerable parties as well as witnesses. It is long overdue.

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Evidence, Criminal Law, Family Law, Wildy, Simmonds and Hill, Courts and Procedure
The Hon. Mr Justice Green

Avoiding Miscarriages of Justice;
Dr. Jacqueline Wheatcroft

Accused in International Criminal Trials: Invulnerable?
Dr. Andreas O’Shea

Vulnerable Witnesses and Parties in all Civil Proceedings – Dignity, Respect and The Advocate’s Gateway Toolkit 17
Felicity Gerry QC

Making Special Measures Special: Reasonable Adjustments for Deaf Witnesses and Defendants
Dr. Sue O’ Rourke & Clare Wade

How Effective are Judges and Counsel at Facilitating Communication with Vulnerable Persons in a Criminal Trial?
Dr. Brendan M. O’Mahony

Valuable Lessons and Poor Relations: Comparing the English Criminal and Family Justice Systems’ Approaches to Vulnerable and Intimidated Witnesses
Professor Penny Cooper

Poor Relations? Vulnerable in the Family Courts
Charles Geekie QC

The Best Interests of the Accused and the Adversarial System
Conor Gillespie

Putting Theory Into Practice: A Comparison of the Guidance Available to Investigative Interviewers and Advocates when using Communication Aids in the Criminal Justice System
Dr. Michelle Mattison

Vulnerable Voices?
Jenny Talbot OBE, Waine Clegg and Anthony Fletcher

A Postscript
HHJ Michael Topolski QC;

Series: The Advocate's Gateway

Access to Justice for Vulnerable People ISBN 9780854902675
Published November 2018
Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing