'Bullyboy' Barristers Facing Ban
Damian Green MP (Justice Minister) has announced that there will be a review into the practice of aggressive cross-examination from ‘bullyboy’ barristers. Our Service Director, Duncan Craig, said:
We are pleased to hear that Mr Green is finally looking into this practice. For too long now victims, who have already been traumatised by those that hurt them, have faced further trauma during degrading and torturous cross examination. We’ve always felt strongly about this not being a victim-focused approach and cannot be conducive to obtaining accurate and sound evidence.
With the recent announcement of the use of pre-recorded interviews, this is another step forward in protecting vulnerable people in our justice system
For the full press story, click here.