Intermediary for witnesses, suspects, defendants and in Family Courts
Tina Pereira, PhD was trained and accredited as a Registered Intermediary (RI) by the Ministry of Justice in 2007. Since then she has worked in several Crown, Magistrate and Youth courts with witnesses and victims, as well as an independent intermediary, with defendants and respondents. Tina’s area of specialism is Learning Disability (LD) (adults and children). She also works with typically developing children.
Prior to that, Tina worked for many years as a specialist speech and language therapist in the UK and she has also worked overseas previously. She is highly experienced working with interpreters of South Asian languages. Tina is especially interested in using low technology communication aids with vulnerable people who find it particularly difficult to use spoken language alone to communicate their account. She is passionate about enabling vulnerable people access the Justice System.
Tina is a mentor for newly qualified intermediaries and was formerly on the MoJ training team for Registered Intermediaries.
About Tina Pereira
Arranging an intermediary assessment with Tina Pereira
Victim and witness assessment: Contact the National Crime Agency 02038936649 or email@example.com for a referral.
Vulnerable suspects: Please email Tina directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) to organise an intermediary assessment, report and recommendations for your client. Please do not use any person-identifiable details at this point. Once you have made contact with Tina and given her details of your secure email address, she will liaise with you in secure mode.
Vulnerable defendants and respondents: Refer to Tina via The Intermediary Cooperative https://www.theintermediarycooperative.co.uk/
Communication difficulties impact all aspects of life i.e. decisions relating to education, work and social relations, as well as the ability to make informed legal choices.
Identifying vulnerability in your client
Vulnerability is not always visible. Additionally, not many adults are keen to acknowledge the difficulties they experience in understanding, communicating and interacting with other people.
In order to identify if your client is vulnerable, ask yourself the following questions... read more