25 THINGS TO KNOW WHEN PREPARING OR CONDUCTING TRIALS IN 2024 – WEDNESDAY 17th JANUARY 2024 – 16:00 – 17.00: - COST - £75 ( PLUS VAT)
This 1-hour ZOOM presentation by Colin Beaumont will be of benefit to anyone involved in the preparation or conduct of criminal trials, regardless of which Court.
It will be accompanied by a full set of notes – you will be provided with important case summaries and important documents such as the whole of The Criminal Practice Directions 2023 and Rule 19 of The Criminal Procedure Rules 2020 (as amended)
DON’T WORRY IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE ACTUAL PRESENTATION (OR NEVER INTENDED TO ATTEND) –YOU WILL STILL GET THE FULL SET OF NOTES AND THE RECORDINGS WHICH YOU CAN SAVE TO A DEVICE OR WATCH AT YOUR LEISURE ON OUR YouTube CHANNEL
Anyone wishing to attend the session (or wishing to have the full set of notes and the recordings afterwards without ever attending) should simply click here: mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring me (or send me a text) – (07887) 842985 and book a place.
The following 25 points will be considered: - HAVE A QUICK SCAN OF THEM AND SEE HOW YOU GET ON
1 – Your position as the trial advocate where the words – ‘The prosecution has been put to proof’ were written on the PET FORM
2 – Your position as the Advocate where the client is unfit to plead and yet there is still a hearing to determine whether or not he committed the act or was guilty of the omission
3 – Examination-in-Chief of your own client whilst in the witness box –– an understanding of Section 139 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 – can he refer to his earlier evidential proof made in your office?
4 – DNA evidence during the trial and the important case of Regina v Belhaj-Farhat
5 – Text messages – are they hearsay? – The Court of Appeal decision in Regina v Bedward
6 – Expert evidence – you need to know about Rule 19 of the Criminal Procedure Rules 2020 (as amended) and Chapter 7 of the Criminal Practice Directions 2023
7 – The Crown has offered no evidence and the case has been dismissed – is it possible for the proceedings to be resurrected and be set down for trial? – The Queen on the Application of O and Stratford Youth Court
8 – Regina v Colecozy-Rogers – a useful case to know concerning Bad Character
9 – AAM and Regina – evidence that has to do with the facts of the offence the subject of the trial – an understanding of Section 98 (a) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 – see also in the same area the case of Regina v Oloyowang
10 – The circumstances under the Criminal Procedure Rules 2020 (as amended) in which you might wish to make a submission of ‘no case to answer’ at the close of the prosecution case
11 – Calling a witness out of turn – see Section 80 of PACE – the Act has been with us for some considerable while (40 years!) And people forget that it contains an awful lot about evidence – its full title being ‘The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984’
12 – Your fees – Statutory Instrument 2022 No. 848
13 – Court-Appointed to cross-examine at trial – useful case-law and the increased fees with effect from the 1st January 2024
14 – Where do you anticipate the trial taking place? – the extremely useful 2023 decision of the High Court in the matter of BH and Norwich Youth Court and the CPS, plus the statutory provisions of the Judicial Review and Courts Act 2022
15 – What precisely is a hearsay statement? – An examination of Section 115 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003
16 – Loss of evidence and whether or not a fair trial is still possible – the 2022 Court of Appeal decision of Regina v ANP
17 – The prosecution witness is hostile but is not inconsistent i.e. they are not coming out with statements in their oral testimony inconsistent with their earlier statements made to the police – applications that can be made by the Crown in these circumstances under the provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 – the 2022 Court of Appeal decision of Muldoon and Regina
18 – Are you going to stay or are you going to go when your client has not attended for the trial and the Court has decided that the trial will go ahead in absence today
19 – The 2023 Court of Appeal decision of Rex v Threadgill – the legal position concerning an attack upon the character of a prosecution witness during the trial
20 – The prosecution has closed its case and wants to put to your client in cross-examination a document served upon you as unused material – the 2022 Court of Appeal decision of R v Edwards
21 – The cross-admissibility of the evidence of 2 complainants – the 2023 Court of Appeal decision of R v Mark
22 – Adverse inferences at trial and the 2022 Court of Appeal decision of Harewood and Rehman
23 – Vulnerable witnesses/vulnerable defendants/intermediaries – are you completely up to speed with all of this in The Criminal Practice Directions 2023?
24 – What exactly is a McGarry direction? – The 2023 Court of Appeal decision of R v RT
25 – The Judge taking the defence of duress away from the jury – the 2022 Court of Appeal decision of R v Hammond
It will be a 1- hour live and interactive session conducted via ZOOM. There is absolutely no requirement for any attendee to have purchased ZOOM. We just send you an email and you click on the link. It could not be simpler.
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