50 Issues Criminal Prosecutors Should Know
This course has been specifically designed for prosecution advocates and will look at the entire trial process, from case management to sentencing and ancillary orders, to ensure you are as prepared as you can be when you step into court.
What You Will Learn
This course will cover the following:
- Case management in those awkward road traffic cases - an analysis of the recent favourable decisions from the High Court
- Dealing with bad character applications both pre-trial and during the trial process
- Dealing with hearsay applications both pre-trial and during the trial process - do I need any witnesses?
- Body cam footage & 999 calls - case-law and getting in the evidence by way of the 'res gestae' exception to hearsay
- How to respond when the defence indicate at that first listing that the prosecution is 'an abuse of process!'
- What does it mean when the defence puts the Crown to strict proof of its case?
- Better case management & proceeding in absence - will you succeed?
- Applying to re-open the Crown's case once it has been closed - some incredibly useful case-law
- The Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 (as amended) - the really important bits we all need to know about!
- Wasted costs against the CPS - recent thoughts from the High Court
- Hostile witnesses, reluctant witnesses, forgetful witnesses - a step by step approach to dealing with difficult witnesses, especially in domestic violence cases
- Cross examination of the defendant at trial on the contents of the preparation for effective trial form/plea and trial preparation hearing form
- Ancillary orders and sentencing - what's new from the Sentencing Council?
- Dealing with adjournments - what does the case law say?
- Cases founded solely on DNA evidence
- 25 criminal cases that will assist you enormously
Quick Quiz - Test Your Knowledge: Just click Criminal Procedure
9:30am - 5:15pm
9:30am - 5:15pm
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