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A day in the life of ... Claire Fell (Communicourt Intermediary)

Date:13 OCT 2015
Claire Fell Communicourt Intermediary

What is your position and what you do on a day-to-day basis?

I am a non-registered intermediary working for Communicourt Ltd. Communicourt provides intermediaries for vulnerable respondents in family proceedings vulnerable defendants in criminal proceedings and vulnerable witnesses. Intermediaries are communication specialists who facilitate communication between their client (somebody with communication difficulties) and others including the advocates.

 We can assist clients throughout all stages of the proceedings from conferences through to giving evidence in court.

 Work varies day-to-day for an intermediary! It can involve travelling anywhere in the country to a solicitor’s office to do an assessment or assist in a conference or to court to assist the client to follow the proceedings during a hearing.

How long have you been in this role and what brought you here?

I have been an intermediary for 18 months. All intermediaries at Communicourt are qualified Speech and Language Therapists so I trained in that field at university. I became an intermediary as it is a hugely varied role and provides excellent experience in working with many different types of people and...

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