The Liver Building

Criminal Law Update (Oct 19) with Anthony Edwards


Speaker: Anthony Edwards

Date: Thursday 10th October, 2019

Time: 13:30 - 16:45

Areas of Law: Criminal

Competencies: B - Technical Legal Knowledge

Liverpool Law Society,
2nd Floor Helix,
Edmund Street,
L3 9NY

Course Code: S4240


This will be Anthony’s last ever event in Liverpool before he retires at the end of the year.

Enabling criminal law solicitors to keep up to date with developments in the law.

The material covers all aspects of the criminal process from investigation to final review.

It includes examination of all developments in legal aid and costs, criminal investigations, criminal law, procedure, evidence and sentencing.  A review of all relevant case law will be included.

The course will include consideration of:

  • New legislation for 2019 including the major changes by the Offensive Weapons Act 2019
  • PACE Code issues; CPS guidance on the prosecution of the mentally ill
  • New Criminal Procedure Rules and Criminal Practice Direction 2017
  • BCM forms, witness summonses, and other procedural issues
  • Homicide and other offences
  • Discount for guilty plea
  • Sentencing Guidelines
  • Mental Health disposals
  • Victim surcharge
  • Confiscation
  • Evidence: hearsay; bad character
  • Defence costs orders
  • Legal aid issues; Graduated fees including page count

Speaker Biographies

Anthony qualified as a solicitor in 1974 and has always specialised in criminal law.  He is Senior Partner of T.V.Edwards, a duty solicitor, and a higher courts advocate (Criminal Courts). Anthony is a member of the Council of Justice and of the editorial boards of Criminal Law Review and Cordery on Solicitors.  He is a member of the Law Commission’s advisory group on criminal law and of the Sentencing Guidelines Council. He is the author of “Advising a Suspect in the Police Station” (Sweet and Maxwell) and, “Fixed Fees in the Criminal Courts” and (with Roger Ede) of “Criminal Defence, A Guide to Good Practice” (Law Society).


Member £105
Non-member £150
Corporate Member Training Offer 1 Credit
Training Season Ticket Free
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