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ATC / Advocate’s Gateway autumn masterclasses

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These sessions will be run in October and November 2015 by experts, based on the toolkits available on the Advocate’s Gateway. They will include parcipative practical training exercises, and principles for planning and questioning vulnerable adults and children.

The masterclasses are aimed at barristers, solicitors and higher court advocates who wish to understand how to improve their communication skills with vulnerable witnesses inside and outside of the courtroom.

All masterclasses take place in the Drawing Room at Inner Temple.

The cost is £10.00 per session.

Registration and refreshments at 17.30; classes run from 18.00–20.00.

To book, please complete the booking form, attached as a PDF to this page.


Date: Thursday 22 October 2015

Masterclass title: Special Measures and Vulnerable People in the Civil Courts

Speakers: Rt Hon. Lady Justice Hallett and Felicity Gerry QC


Date: Tuesday 3rd November 2015

Masterclass title: The Use of Communication Aids

Speakers: Dr Sue O’Rourke and Michelle Mattison


Date: Thursday 5 November 2015

Masterclass title: Special Measures and Vulnerable People in the Family Courts

Speakers: Radhika Handa and Sarah Tyler




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