Catriona MacQuuen - Special measures for vulnerable witnesses: protecting the best interests of parties
Special measures are now used routinely in criminal trials yet aren’t as widely used in civil proofs and fatal accident inquiries. This talk will explore the use of special measures for vulnerable witnesses in both the criminal and civil contexts.
Circumstances where it may be appropriate and indeed beneficial to lodge applications for special measures will be discussed. The extent to which special measures sought by another party can and should be opposed will also be considered.