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Tuesday 9th May 2023

Half Day EVENT | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

When should you conduct a ground rules hearing? How should it be done? And what is the role of an intermediary?

Ground rules hearings are designed to ensure fair treatment of vulnerable witnesses, namely children and adults with cognitive impairments.  

In this half-day, interactive session, you will learn how to conduct ground rules hearings – with and without intermediaries. 

Led by experienced judicial officers, you will explore: 

  • when and how to conduct a ground rules hearing 
  • the ground rules process – both with and without an intermediary 
  • when and how to intervene when ground rules are not followed, or the question is improper under s.41 of the Evidence Act 2008.