This 1-hour ‘virtual’ course which will assist you in your trial advocacy.
A full set of notes have been written to accompany the presentation
This course will touch upon the following 12 points:
1 – The structure of a criminal trial and the Criminal Procedure Rules
2 – Hearsay issues including Res Gestae – legislation and recent case-law
3 – Bad character issues – legislation and recent case-law
4 – Hostile witnesses and hostility rulings
5 – Defendant’s Costs Orders
6 – Inconsistent statements under Section 119 of the CJA 2003 and consistent statements under Section 120 of the CJA 2003
7 – Non-appearance of the defendant at trial – should you stay or should you go?
8 – Making good use of Section 139 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003
9 – The half-time submission of no case to answer
10 – Exhibits and how to get them adduced during the trial
11 – The provision of evidence and the disclosure of unused material – the prosecution duties under common law and statue
12 – Duties upon the defendant under legislation and duties upon defendants/participants in a criminal trial concerning completion of the PET form