Stepping up to the Crown Court - An Introduction for Criminal Advocates
Any advocate’s first trial in the Crown Court can be a daunting experience and comes with the added complexity of a jury. Even for experienced advocates, this step-up can be a real challenge.
This course is specifically designed for anyone considering taking their first step into the world of jury advocacy. It will deal with all those questions you never knew or were brave enough to ask:
- What do I call the judge?
- Where do I stand?
- What do I wear?
- And why can the judge not hear me - I have said it 3-times now!
In addition, it will deal with the law in relation to juries; ensuring there is a ballot, ensuring jurors have a sufficient grasp of the English language, discharge of jurors, majority directions and more. And assisting the judge with directions to the jury - lies, inferences and inconsistencies.
As well as all this, it will deal with the disclosure regime in the Crown Court, defence statements and defence witness notices. With the increasing relevance of special measures and intermediaries in the Crown Court, particularly for defendants, the law and guidance on this will be examined.
Finally, it will consider exclusion of evidence, submissions of no case to answer and Prosecution appeals against terminatory rulings.
What You Will Learn
This live broadcast will cover the following areas:
- Court etiquette
- Court dress
- Special measures & intermediaries
- Thorough consideration of the Juries Act 1974
- Summing-up, including written routes to verdict
- Appeals to the Crown Court - conviction and sentence
- Appeals from the Crown Court - Prosecution and Defence
- Useful case law for Crown Court advocates
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.
2:00pm - 5:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm