Legal Profession: Training

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 14th March 2019.

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Photo of Ann Coffey Ann Coffey Independent, Stockport

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many barristers have received the advocacy and the vulnerable training.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The training provided by the Inns of Court Advocacy service delivers on our manifesto commitment that publicly funded advocates will have specialist training in handling victims before taking on serious sexual offences. As of February 2019, the Bar Council have confirmed 3000 barristers have been trained out of an anticipated 3600 who work in this field.

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