Special Measures in 20 minutes

The special measures available and how to obtain them

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Course Overview

Special Measures are available for all witnesses, not just prosecution ones. There are also provisions for defendants who are vulnerable so that they can participate at trial on equal terms to others involved.

During this bite-size webinar solicitor-advocate and part-time deputy district judge Olwen Davies will examine the statute and procedural rules concerning special measures and recent case law relating to their use.

In addition, consideration will be given to the following:

  • The statutory criteria
    What measures are available and when
    Reporting directions
    Defendant live links

Regardless of whether you prosecute or defend, this session is essential for all criminal advocates and will ensure that you are familiar with the special measures on offer to your side and how you can obtain such measures.

For those wishing to consolidate their knowledge regarding special measures, an optional problem-scenario is included and should be attempted once the webinar has been viewed in full.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the slides and complete the problem scenario to test your legal knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this session you will:
  • • Be aware of what special measures are available and to whom
  • • Have considered the statutes relating to special measures
  • • Be familiar with case law relating to special measures
  • • Know how to obtain special measures in practice

What is the target audience?



About Instructor - Olwen Davies

Admitted in 1990, Olwen is freelance solicitor-advocate with extensive experience in both defence and prosecution work from the magistrates' court to the Court of Appeal. Olwen has lectured at post- graduate level and has presented many CPD courses for the legal profession, the police, Health and Safety Executive and others. Olwen is the co-author of Jordan's Criminal Practitioners Guide to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and is an avid supporter of Save UK Justice and the campaign to stop cuts to legal aid and the criminal justice system.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    12 Page
  • Problem Scenario
    2 Page


  • Price
  • £ 60