The Advocate's Gateway - Management Committee
The Advocate's Gateway (TAG) is managed by its Management Committee.
"Although great improvements have been achieved in recent years in the treatment of vulnerable witnesses and defendants, TAG and the Toolkits continue to provide a quite stunning resource for the judiciary and practitioners"
Vice President of the Court of Appeal
Referenced on numerous occasions within the Equal Treatment Bench Book 2021, TAGs Toolkits are cited by the Judicial College as "Extremely practical and helpful"
Equal Treatment Bench Book
"The Advocate’s Gateway (TAG) and its toolkits have been an invaluable resource for everyone working in the justice system. By using the toolkits practitioners can enable vulnerable witnesses and children to fairly participate in proceedings. In particular they keep advocates focussed on the best way to assist vulnerable witnesses to communicate with the court.”
Chair - The Solicitors' Association of Higher Court Advocates (SAHCA)
"TAG and its treasure trove of toolkits, examples of good practice and links to source material provide clear and insightful guidance for any advocate who needs to examine victims, witnesses or defendants with vulnerabilities, as well as for any judge who manages that process."
Max Hill QC,
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)
"TAG and the Toolkits are an invaluable resource for judges and practitioners, they help us all ensure that vulnerable witnesses are treated fairly and are able to give evidence."
HHJ Anuja Dhir QC
"The Advocate’s Gateway is informative, practical and evidence-based and is an essential resource for lawyers, witness intermediaries and anyone in the justice system who takes their role of working with children and vulnerable adults seriously."
Assistant Director – Client Liaison
Intermediary Liaison Team, Tasmania
We would like to share our thanks with the members of our Advisory Board who ensure our Toolkits and resources are up-to-date, relevant and accessible to all users.
Our thanks go to:
Felicity Gerry QC
Gilly Jones QC
Ian Kelcey (The Law Society)
Tim Parker (Family Law Bar Association)
Vicky Purtill (CILEx Regulation)
Jenny Talbot (Prison Reform Trust)
Catherine Tempest (Ministry of Justice)
Professor Cheryl Thomas QC (Hon)
The Toolkits are copyrighted materials.