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Tag: Intermediaries

29 February 2020

Court of Appeal judgment on intermediaries

R v Dean Thomas [2020] EWCA Crim 117 Whether a defendant requires the assistance of an intermediary depends upon the complexity of the proceedings he or she faces, as well as the defendant’s particular needs. In this particular case the absence of an intermediary had not prevented the appellant’s effective participation. Details The appellant’s car […]

17 January 2018

Young witnesses (and defendants) urgently need intermediaries

A Voice for the Voiceless: The Victims’ Commissioner’s Review into the Provision of Registered Intermediaries for Children and Vulnerable Victims and Witnesses The victims’ commissioner has published a report based on findings from a research project in to the provision of Registered Intermediaries to vulnerable witnesses  through the Witness Intermediary Scheme. Details Intermediaries are specialists […]