It may be possible for lawyers to give instruction to the judge or magistrate to assist in minimising the problems caused by inappropriate questioning. Kebbell, Hatton, Johnson and Kelly (2001) state that:
The judge is obliged not only to have regard to the need to ensure a fair trial for the defendant, but also to the reasonable interests of other parties to the court process. This is particularly true of vulnerable witnesses who are obliged to relive the ordeal to which they allege they have been subjected.
Advising judges of the communication needs of the person and appropriate and inappropriate questioning strategies may allow the judge to intervene when necessary and permissible (Kebbell, Hatton, Johnson & Kelly, 2001).