Mapping the Changing Face of Cross Examination


The University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and the Nuffield Foundation hosted a conference on “Participation, Vulnerability and the Legal Process and International Perspectives”.

The conference brought together academics, members of the judiciary and counsel to discuss and consider the different approaches to the presentation of vulnerable witness evidence in the criminal jurisdiction both nationally and internationally.

In particular the following papers were presented.

“Mapping the Changing Face of Cross-Examination: The Role of Intermediaries” Professor John Jackson, Dr Debbie Cooper, Professor Jonathan Doak; University of Nottingham

Building resilience in adversarial trials: Special measures, witnesses, and the principle of orality – Dr Samantha Fairclough; University of Birmingham

Vulnerability and the Coroner’s Court – Professor Penny Cooper; Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research

As members of No. 1 High Pavement were interviewed as part of the research we were delighted to be invited to the conference and thank the hosts for their kind invitation.

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