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The Crown Court (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2013

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Rule 2(6)(a)(ii)

SCHEDULE 1

PART 4

To be completed if the application is to allow the examination of a witness through an intermediary

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Details of the application -

An application by the defence need not

disclose the name of the intermediary if

disclosure could lead to the identification of the witness.

(a) what is the name of the proposed

intermediary:

(b) what is the occupation of this person:
(c) list any relevant skills or professional qualifications:
(d) what is the relationship (if any) of this person to the witness:
(e) is the proposed intermediary registered with the Department of Justice:
(f) describe the witness’ communication needs, and the proposed arrangements for questioning the witness. Attach any relevant report, including an intermediary’s assessment. Ground rules for questioning may be discussed between the court, the legal representatives and the intermediary before the witness gives evidence to establish (a) how questions should be put to help the witness understand them and (b) how the proposed intermediary will alert the court if the witness has not understood or needs a break.
(g) has the intermediary made a declaration? If yes, please attach a copy. If a declaration has not yet been made, a copy of it must be submitted to the Court as soon as reasonably practicable after having been made.
(h) has an intermediary been used in any other part of the investigation or pre-trial preparation, including a video-recorded interview:
(i) if an intermediary was used in a video-recorded interview, is it intended that an application will be made to have the video-recording admitted as evidence in chief:
(ii) was that intermediary used in any other part of the investigation, pre-trial preparation or video-recorded interview, the person named above (if no, please give the details sought in this Part in respect of that intermediary);
(iii) did that intermediary make a declaration before acting? If yes, please attach a copy.

Rule 2(6)(c)

SCHEDULE 2

Rule 2(6)(d)

SCHEDULE 3

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