25 Things For Magistrates’ Court Trial Advocates - 2022 –  Tuesday 16th  August  2022 – 16:00 – 17:00 – Cost – £50 + Vat = £60

 

Criminal trials are never easy but the more you know the more relaxed you become about them. As usual, there will be 25 issues for consideration during this 1-hour presentation and you may find, upon reading them, that there are things that you have never even considered!

THIS PRESENTATION WILL COMPLIMENT THE PRESENTATION GIVEN EARLIER THIS YEAR ENTITLED ‘PREPARATION AND CONDUCT OF A CRIMINAL TRIAL’ – THAT EARLIER PRESENTATION, AND THE NOTES THAT ACCOMPANIED IT, ARE AVAILABLE, UPON REQUEST, TO ANYONE BOOKING ONTO THIS COURSE FOR THE REDUCED PRICE OF £25 + VAT

EVERYONE ATTENDING THE SESSION WILL BE SENT AN EMAIL WITH A LINK TO THE SESSION AND A FULL SET OF NOTES CONCERNING THIS PRESENTATION THE DAY BEFORE THE ACTUAL PRESENTATION ITSELF.

EVERYONE ATTENDING THE SESSION WILL BE SENT AN EMAIL WITH A LINK TO THE RECORDING OF IT AFTER THE SESSION THAT YOU CAN ACCESS AT YOUR LEISURE via our YouTube Channel.

DON’T WORRY IF YOU BOOK AND CANNOT ATTEND (OR NEVER INTENDED TO ATTEND) – YOU WILL STILL GET THE FULL SET OF NOTES FOR THIS PRESENTATION AND THE RECORDING!

Anyone wishing to attend this session (or wishing to have the full set of notes and the recording afterwards without ever attending) should simply click here: mailto: colin@thelegaleagle.org or ring me (or send me a text) – (07887) 842985 and book a place.

The following 25 issues will be considered:

1 – The non-appearance of your client – thoughts for your consideration

2 – The non-appearance of your crucial defence witness – thoughts for your consideration

3 – The non-appearance of prosecution witnesses – opposing the application for the adjournment

4 – Options available for the prosecution where the trial cannot proceed today – remember, too late to withdraw the proceedings – discontinuance or the prosecution offering no evidence and the charge being dismissed – Autre-fois Acquit – Functus Officio – the meaning of these terms

5 – The issue of costs – a consideration of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985, and the Criminal Procedure Rules 2020 (as amended)

6 – Dealing with Hearsay as and when it crops up during the trial itself!

7 – Dealing with Bad Character as and when it crops up during the trial itself!

8 – Admissibility issues – the client turns up for trial with a set of photographs – how are you going to get these admitted in evidence?

9 – The first rule of evidence – RELEVANCE

10 – The circumstances in which you may agree that the entirety of the prosecution evidence can be read

11 – The Court has run out of time and is proposing to adjourn part-heard – the proposed resumption date is some 6 months hence – is this too long? – What does the case-law say?

12 – What you can and cannot do for the client where you have written on the PET Form that the prosecution is put to the proof of its case

13 – The prosecution witness who turns hostile

14 – The client who turns up late after the first witness has already testified – thoughts for your consideration

15 – Advising on the merits of an appeal against the conviction or against the sentence or against both

16 – The new rates of pay for all of this where the determination that the client qualifies for legal aid is made on or after 30th September 2022 – Statutory Instrument 2022 No. 848

17 – The client who misbehaves during the currency of the trial – options for the Court

18 – Advising the client as to whether or not he should testify at the trial

19 – The Court has decided that the trial will take place in absence as the Court has not been given a good reason for the defendant’s non-appearance – thoughts for your consideration

20 – Exhibits generally

21 – Legal presumptions that operate in favour of the Crown

22 – Statutory assumptions that operate during a trial

23 – Body cam footage and 999 calls

24 –The defendant giving evidence of that which took place in the private consultation at the police station

25 – The golden rule in relation to a closing speech

It will be a live 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.

Anyone wishing to attend this training session (or wishing to have the full set of notes and the recording afterwards without ever attending) should simply click here: mailto: colin@thelegaleagle.org or ring me (or send me a text) – 07887 842985 and book a place

IMPORTANT

PLEASE LET US KNOW THE EMAIL ADDRESS OF THE PERSON TO WHOM WE SHOULD SEND THE INVOICE IF IT IS TO SOMEONE OTHER THAN YOURSELF

Invoices will be sent AFTER the presentation and the normal terms of business apply i.e. payment within 14 days – the cost for each person attending or purchasing the recording is £50 +VAT (£60) – if you have attended the presentation there will be no additional charge for a copy of the recording.