As an intermediary with a vulnerable defendant, Tina Pereira will:
Carry out an initial assessment of their communication skills and give an opinion on whether her input would improve the vulnerable defendant's participation with the trial.
Write a report for court, making recommendations in relation to special measures.
Attend and facilitate communication at Hearings, conferences, trial and sentencing.
The recommendations made will focus on facilitating that vulnerable defendant's ability to participate effectively before and during the trial. These recommendations relate to the vulnerable defendant's attention, understanding, communication and emotional regulation because all of these skills impact a vulnerable person’s ability to participate to the best of their ability.
Tina will make recommendations for questioning in order to elicit a vulnerable defendant's evidence in chief to the best of their ability, as well as for cross examination, so that any disruption to the flow of the proceedings is minimised.
Please refer your vulnerable client to Tina via The Intermediary Cooperative https://www.theintermediarycooperative.co.uk/