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Supporting Vulnerable Witnesses

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Legal Services Agency Ltd

134 Renfrew Street

3rd Floor, Fleming House

Glasgow

G3 6ST

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The Scottish Parliament is currently considering the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence)(Scotland) Bill. This seminar will give delegates an opportunity to understand and discuss the way vulnerable victims are supported and the potential impact of the proposed changes.

CPD 3 hours

Registration and coffee 9.30am

PEAT Outcome - relevant legal knowledge

OBJECTIVES

This seminar will provide an overview of the progress of the Vulnerable Witness (Criminal Evidence)(Scotland) Bill and an understanding of the proposed reforms. It will discuss who the vulnerable are in the criminal justice system and how to identify and support them.

PARTICIPANTS

This seminar will be of interest to solicitors, advocates, social workers, child protection workers, those who work with charities supporting victims and organisations working within the justice system.

SPEAKERS

Frances McMenamin Q.C. Since admission to the Faculty in June 1985, Frances has practised almost exclusively in criminal law. In addition to her work as defence counsel, mostly in the High Court, her highly regarded experience has led, over the years, to a number of appointments. Since 1991, she has been a visiting lecturer at The Scottish Police College. She was a Temporary Sheriff from 1991 until her appointment as an Advocate Depute in 1997. From then until 2000, she prosecuted High Court trials and represented the Crown in the Appeal Court. Thereafter she returned to establish a very busy practise in the High Court as Senior Counsel for the defence, having taken silk in 1998. In 2009 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Strathclyde University. In 2010 she was appointed to be a member of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission until 2018. In 2014, Lord Bonomy invited her to be one of his expert group to assist with his Post Corroboration Review, published in April 2015 and she receives many invitations to lecture on various aspects of criminal law and practise. She is the senior woman practising at the Scottish Bar.

Gillian Mawdsley, Criminal Law Committee Secretary, Law Society of Scotland. Gillian Mawdsley is a qualified solicitor who has wide and varied experience as a public and private sector lawyer. She is a legal member of the Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal. Gillian’s work includes tutoring at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Strathclyde University in a range of legal subjects. She came into contact with Appropriate Adults both in relation to developing training and her work in police station interviews as a duty lawyer. She write contributions for Scolag and various legal journals.

PROGRAMME

09:30-10:00 Registration and Coffee

10:00-11:15 Where we are now, how we came to be there, what lies ahead and how will we deal with it? - Frances McMenamin

11:15-11:30 Tea/Coffee

11:30-12:45 Who are the vulnerable within the criminal justice context? - Gillian Mawdsley

12:45-13:00 Questions and Discussion

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134 Renfrew Street

3rd Floor, Fleming House

Glasgow

G3 6ST

United Kingdom

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