5 May 2014
The first case allowing vulnerable victims and witnesses to give evidence ahead of trial started last week.
Pre-trial cross-examination is being tested by Crown courts in Leeds, Liverpool and Kingston upon Thames for 10 months. If it proves a success, the measure will be extended more widely.
Former Supreme Court justice raises concern about legal over-reach.
High Court judge says solicitors should warn clients not to expect excessive confidentiality orders.
Decision creates window of opportunity for UK, says Law Society.
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