Criminal Advocacy - Magistrates' Court Trials

BPP Professional Education
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6 hours
455 GBP excl. VAT
London, Manchester

Course description

Criminal Advocacy - Magistrates' Court Trials

If you want to progress as an advocate onto a higher level under the QASA scheme you are going to have to submit yourself to some form of assessment. With this in mind, what better time than 2017 to make sure that you have honed your trial advocacy skills at the magistrates’ court level to perfection.There are 2 trial scenarios and a breach of bail conditions scenario and there will be an opportunity, for those wishing to do so, to practice some advocacy on the day.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This is a ‘must’ course in 2017 for anyone embarking upon or already doing criminal trials in the Magistrates’ Court. You really will take away a ‘blueprint’ for the trial which will give you an enormous amount of confidence.

Training Course Content

By the end of this course you will be able to:Conduct Examination-in-Chief and obtain from the witness those valuable ‘nuggets of evidence’ contained in their written statement whilst making effective use of section 139 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003Cross- Examine effectively and highlight discrepanciesRe- Examine and appreciate the tactical advantages in leaving well alone.Use 12 valuable points in your closing speech.Open a case and know how to respond to the opening in your closing speech.Manage an application for Bad Character during the course of the trial or responding to it.Manage an application for Hearsay during the course of the trial or responding to it.Conduct effective pre-trial preparationDescribe the law in relation to ‘hostile witnesses’ and what the party calling that witness can do with them.Identify who bears the burden (and sometimes it's the defence) and the difference between an evidential and a legal/persuasive one.Understand fully the structure of a criminal trial and the circumstances in which you may wish to make a submission of no case to answer or a response to one.

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