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Remands and sentencing are very much the nuts and bolts of a criminal lawyers practice. A well-argued bail application can be just what is needed to reassure the client they are in safe hands. Equally, if things don’t work out at trial, or pleas are eventually entered, mitigating the damage at the end may lead to a satisfactory outcome for the client.

This live broadcast seminar will deal with the law in relation to remands and bail; particularly the Bail Act, bail appeals and useful case-law to assist those appearing in the criminal courts.

As well as remands, this course will deal with the complex issue of sentencing. It will take a broad look at sentencing under the Sentencing Code, as well as the issue of credit and useful case-law to ensure the court is given every assistance by advocates appearing before them.

What You Will Learn

This live broadcast will cover the following:

  • How to deal with the exceptions to the Bail Act, getting the test right
  • Exceptions to the right to bail under the Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994
  • Bail appeals - prosecution and defence - what are the procedural requirements
  • Can I make a second bail application in the Crown Court?
  • What bail conditions are you allowed to appeal?
  • Bail applications post-conviction
  • Sentencing principles under the Sentencing Code
  • Credit - the Sentencing Council Guideline
  • Useful guidance from the Court of Appeal
  • Credit in conspiracy cases
  • What if the judge disagrees with counsel on the category - what is the correct approach?
  • The latest on how the courts should approach the issue of totality

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.

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Learn Live | 14.10.2022

N/A | 9:30am - 4:30pm

Remands & Sentencing - All You Need to Know with Clive Smith

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9:30am - 4:30pm

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Discounts are available for multiple places. If you have 5 or more people interested in participating in this virtual learning session please email us at group@mblseminars.com for more information.

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