Practice & Procedure In The Magistrates' Court

BPP Professional Education
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6 hours
455 GBP excl. VAT
London, Online courses
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Practice & Procedure In The Magistrates' Court

Quite a bit has changed recently as a result of amendments brought about by the Crime and Courts Act 2013, the recent Commencement Orders of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, the new Orders under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 and those introduced changes by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. We also have some very interesting case-law in this ever-changing area.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course will be of benefit to anyone attending the Adult Magistrates’ Court. Whether you are defending or prosecuting or advising the Magistrates’ themselves, this course will give you a thorough grounding in current practices and procedures. It will be of huge benefit to those people starting out and will also be of assistance to those who do not go to the Adult Magistrates’ Court very often and do not feel entirely confident in the Courtroom.

Training Course Content

By the end of this course you will be able to:Fully appreciate the practice and procedural differences when dealing with summary only offences, those which are triable either way and those which are purely indictableUnderstand which cases are likely to be kept by the Magistrates’ for sentencing purposes and those which are likely to be committed to the Crown Court for sentenceSpot the offences which do not fall into neat categories e.g. theft by way of shoplifting where the value is £200 or less, aggravated vehicle taking where the only aggravation is damage and the value of the damage is less than £5000, low value criminal damage casesSee where youths fit into all of this - a youth may appear in the Adult Magistrates’ Court because they are jointly charged with an adult or they are charged with offences arising out of the same circumstances as an adultDifferentiate between the sentences available (all sentencing options will be considered) and the ancillary orders available (all ancillary orders will be considered)Participate in Case Management in a meaningful way and have a sufficient understanding of what is required under the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 in order to be effective in your advocacy even though you may have little or no evidence at the first hearingUnderstand what you are entitled to from the prosecution by way of evidence/unused material and the stage at which you become entitled to it in the Magistrates’ CourtMake a bail application/or oppose itMake a plea in mitigationHave a working knowledge of the latest Magistrates Court Sentencing GuidelinesAdvise fully in the area of creditUnderstand the roles of the various people in the Adult Magistrates’ Court

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