Applications for Bail in the Magistrates' Court - Tactics & Tips
This half day seminar is designed and presented by a highly experienced Magistrates Court advocate. It is intended as a refresher for all advocates who appear in applications for bail for adult clients in the Magistrates' Court. It will also enable a new advocate to understand the legal and tactical factors that need to be considered when making an application for bail.
What You Will Learn
This seminar will cover the following topics:
- The law and practice relevant to applications for bail for adult defendants
- The new legislative provisions for the secure remand of youths and how they work in practice
- Detail of the changes in the law introduced by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012
- The prosecutor's perspective. How a prosecutor will approach an application for a remand in custody, and how to structure an application in order to counter the prosecution's objections
- The law on multiple applications and the effect of R (On the Application of B) v Brent Youth Court 2010
- Conditions of Bail and Bail Breaches
- What the law says about the prosecution's ability to appeal decisions to grant bail
- An overview of relevant recent case law, including R v Wood Green Crown Court, 2012, R (Shea) v Winchester CC 2013 and R (Carson) v Ealing MC 2012
- Tactics and tips
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