The Duty Solicitor at the Police Station

Event Details

Course Code: S4046
Speaker: Colin Beaumont
Specialisations: Criminal,
Venue: Liverpool Law Society, 2nd Floor Helix, Edmund Street, Liverpool, L3 9NY
Date: Tuesday, 20 March, 2018
Time: 13:30 - 16:45

Members Price: £105
Non Members Price: £150
Corporate Training Offer: Free
Training Season Ticket: Free

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Event Description

This course will update you on the things you need to know when acting for a client as the Duty Solicitor at the Police Station. The course will also cover the requirement under your 2017 Standard Crime Contract to obtain 2 CPD points per annum in relation to the work that you do at the Police Station or Magistrates’ Court in your capacity as a Duty Solicitor in order to maintain your status as a Duty Solicitor.
The following items will be covered during the course:
The current position in relation to pre-charge bail under the Policing and Crime Act 2017
The circumstances in which a breach of bail conditions is now an offence
The billing of police station work under Part 9 of the 2017 Standard Crime Contract – Specification document
The new requirements under the Crime Contracts for maintaining the status of being a Duty Solicitor
Dealing with insufficient/inadequate disclosure in serious matters
The advice you must give to any client in relation to the acceptance of a caution
Pre-pared statements – who owns them? You, the client, the police officer
100 things you really ought to know when advising at the Police Station
Advising on samples – both intimate and non-intimate
The difference between ‘adverse inferences’ and ‘comment at trial’
The appropriateness, or otherwise, of ‘opening statements’ made by yourself
Inadvertently lifting ‘the veil of privilege’ as opposed to ‘breaching a confidence’
Justifying your advice at the Crown Court trial
3 things when advising a ‘no comment’ interview
The client’s room for manoeuvre in relation to an interview
Core Competencies: A1a.   A1d.   A2a.   A2d.   A4a.   A4b.   B1a.   B2a.   C2a.   C2b.   C2d.  C2h.
Speaker: Colin Beaumont, Barrister (retired), trainer with more than 20 years experience and former Consultant to a large legal aid practice covering the Thames Valley, Surrey and London police areas. Formerly a partner within the firm, Colin initially qualified as a barrister in 1982 and spent many years in the Court’s service before re-qualifying as a Solicitor in 1996 and retiring in 2016. Colin presents his subject in a highly practicable and digestible manner and is a popular speaker on criminal/billing matters.


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