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Young Commonwealth Lawyers Masterclass on “Cross-examining children and vulnerable people – radical change”

5th May 2022

Calling all young lawyers !

Registration is now open for the second in the Young Commonwealth Lawyers  Association (YCLA) Masterclass series aimed at a pan profession audience of young practitioners, students of law or those wishing to gain insight into this complex and challenging area of advocacy.

The YCLA welcomes Lynda Gibbs QC (Hon), the Dean of the Inns of Court College of Advocacy in London, to present a 90 minute Masterclass on “Cross-examining children and vulnerable people – a sea-change””
Using “The 20 Principles of Questioning ; A Guide to the Cross-Examination of Vulnerable Witnesses” as a guide , this training  document will be circulated to all registrants in advance of the webinar as an important reference point.

This webinar will contain references to sexual, physical and emotional violence, suicide and death which some attendees may find distressing . We are aware that the discussion of trauma may be disturbing at times and we encourage all attendees to be mindful of this and to feel able to leave the webinar at will, to take care of your well-being.

DATE :  Thursday 5th May 2022


8.00 am Nassau EDT
1.00 pm London BST
2.00 pm Lusaka/Harare CAT
3.00 pm Nairobi EAT
5.00 pm Male MHT
5.30 pm Delhi IST

To register:

Register here


  • Hawwa Reena Hassan, YCLA Committee member, The Maldives

Opening remarks and vote of thanks:

  • Stella Wutete, YCLA Committee member, Zimbabwe

Guest speaker:

  • Lynda Gibbs QC (Hon), Dean of the Inns of Court College of Advocacy, London

There will be a Q and A opportunity following the presentation. Should you wish to submit a question prior to the session, please email info@commonwealthlawyers.com referencing this event. Questions can also be submitted using the Q&A function during the webinar itself.

A recording will be available post event for CLA members on the CLA Connect networking platform.


Lynda Gibbs QC (Hon)

Stella Wutete

Hawwa Reena Hassan