Third Centre for Advocacy Conference

“Advocacy and Vulnerable Witnesses: 20 Years on from the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999”

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Nottingham Law School, in conjunction with The Advocate’s Gateway, will host the International Advocacy Conference on Friday 21 June 2019 at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University.

Marking the 20th anniversary of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999, the aim of the conference is to explore the legacy of the 1999 Act, its impacts and its future.

  • From: Friday 21 June 2019, 10 am
  • To: Friday 21 June 2019, 7 pm
  • Registration: 9.30 am
  • Location: Chaucer Building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Chaucer Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LT
  • Cost: £60 per delegate, £30 for external students/charities, and free for speakers, NTU staff/students.
  • Booking deadline: Tuesday 18 June 2019, 5.00 pm

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Event details

Nottingham Law School, in conjunction with The Advocate’s Gateway, will host the International Advocacy Conference on Friday 21 June 2019 at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University.

Marking the 20th anniversary of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999, the aim of the conference is to explore the legacy of the 1999 Act, its impacts and its future.

The Conference aims to bring together all those with an interest in criminal procedure and evidence as well the teaching and development of advocacy skills in legal education. The Conference will provide opportunities for trial advocates, members of the judiciary, intermediaries and academics from around the world to meet and share best practice.

The Conference will be headed by Lord Justice Green, Chairman of the Law Commission.

To book your place please visit our Online Store. The cost per delegate is £60, £30 for external students/charities, and free for NTU staff/students and conference speakers.

Programme

9.30 am - 10 amRegistration and reception
10 am - 10.15 amWelcome and housekeeping
Mr Mark Thomas, Nottingham Law School and Professor Penny Cooper, The Advocate's Gateway
10.15 am - 11.15 amKey Note and Questions
The Rt Hon Lord Justice Green, Chairman of the Law Commission
11.15 am - 11.30 amCoffee break
11.30 am - 12.30 pmInternational Developments: Panel Presentations
Dr David Plater and Mr David Caruso, University of Adelaide:
'Communication Partners' in the South Australian Higher Courts'
Dr Jasmeet Gulati, Jindal Global Law School:
'Vulnerability of Child Witnesses in Sexual Offences: Approach of the Indian Judiciary and the International Criminal Court'
Dr Alan Cusack, University of Limerick:
'Addressing Vulnerability in Ireland's Criminal Justice System: A lot done, more to do'
12.35 pm - 1.25 pmStream 1: Addressing the Needs of Vulnerable DefendantsStream 2: Previous Sexual History Evidence and s.41 YJCEA 1999
Dr Samantha Fairclough, University of Birmingham:
'The Lost Leg and the YJCEA?: Special Measures and Humane Treatment'
Professor Laura Hoyano, University of Oxford:
'Cross-examination on Previous Sexual Experience under YJCEA 10999 s.41: What really happens in the courts?'
Ms Joanne Morrison, University of Kent:
'Defendants with intellectual disabilities:  Communication challenges for engagement with the trial process'
Mr Matt Thomason, University of Nottingham:
'Section 41 and Empirical Research: Where do we go from here?'
1.25 am - 2 pmLunch
2 pm - 2.30 pmVulnerable Witnesses in Scotland - A Revolution in the Making
The Hon Lord Matthews, Senator of the College of Justice, Scotland
2.35 pm - 3.25 pmStream 1: Managing Cross-examinationStream 2: Support for Vulnerable People: Intermediaries and Litigation Friends
Dr Rabiya Majeed-Ariss, Saint Marys Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC):
'Special Measures in Sexual Offence Cases'
Mr John Taggart, London School of Economics:
'Examining the Role of the Intermediary in the Criminal Justice System'
Ms Rebecca Penfold and Ms Karen Walton, Drystone Chambers:
'The Operation of Ground Rules Hearings'
Mr Anton Van Dellen and Mr Ian Cain, Goldsmith Chambers:
'The Unfriendly Litigation Friend and Maintaining Confidentiality'
3,25 pm - 3.40 pmCoffee break
3.40 pm - 4.30 pmMs Paula Backen, registered Intermediary (Ministry of Justice):
"Giving Evidence Equals Effective Participation?"

Professor John Jackson, The University of Nottingham, and Professor Jonathan Doak, Nottingham Trent University:
'The Changing Face of Cross-examination'

4.30 pm - 5.15 pmPanel Discussion
's.28 YJCEA 1999: Planned and Purposeful Delay or Just Delay?'
5.15 pm - 5.30 pmClose
5.30 pm - 7 pmDrinks reception

Booking information

To book your place please visit our Online Store. The cost is £60 per delegate, £30 for external students/charities, and free for NTU staff/students.

Location details

Room/Building:

Chaucer Building

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Chaucer Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LT

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