BAIL APPLICATIONS AND PLEAS IN MITIGATION - MAY 2023 – 20 ISSUES – TUESDAY 16th MAY 2023 – 16:00 – 17.00: - COST - £75 + VAT
There is a belief that everyone can make ‘a decent fist’ of a bail application and a plea in mitigation – 40 years in criminal Law has led me to believe that this belief is ill- founded – 2 advocates have the same material to play with and yet one of them makes a stunning application and the other makes one which is woeful!
ANYONE BOOKING ONTO THIS COURSE PRICED AT £75 + VAT WILL ALSO RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING FREE OF CHARGE:
1 – The 1-HOUR recording and full set of notes in relation to the previous ZOOM presentation – ‘25 Things for Magistrates’ Court Trial Advocates’
HAVE A LOOK AT THE 20 ISSUES AND SEE IF THIS PRESENTATION WOULD ENHANCE YOUR ADVOCACY IN THESE AREAS
This 1-hour ZOOM presentation will be accompanied by a set of notes.
DON’T WORRY IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE ACTUAL PRESENTATION (OR NEVER INTENDED TO ATTEND) – YOU WILL STILL GET THE 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 sets 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 20 Issues will be considered:
1 – The amendments as regards remands as a result of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022
2 – The amendments as regards Qualifying Curfews as a result of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022
3 – THE STRUCTURE OF A BAIL APPLICATION – the structure is everything! – You may have half a dozen decent things to say but the ORDER in which you present those half a dozen things is crucial!
4 – THE STRUCTURE OF A PLEA IN MITIGATION – again, structure is everything!, The more so where the client is at serious risk of custody today
5 – Guidelines, Guidelines, Guidelines – making the most of the Guidelines during your plea in mitigation.
6 – What exactly has the Lord Chief Justice said in relation to the sentence where the suspect was cooperative at the police station stage?
7 – How many bail applications can you make in the Magistrates’ Court and how are you going to approach the issue of requiring consent in order to make an application?
8 – The delicate issue of asking the Court to suspend the ‘custody inevitable’ sentence
9 – The client has effectively served the sentence on remand – how you going to approach this with the Court such that your client does not lose out as a result of the Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014?
10 – The client does not agree with the way in which the prosecution put their case for a remand into custody – how you going to deal with this aspect in your bail application?
11 – Know your Law – a consideration of the Bail (Amendment) Act 1993?
12 – Know your Law – a consideration of the important Schedules at the back of the Bail Act 1976
13 – SURETIES AND SECURITIES
14 – Can you even make a bail application today? – A working knowledge of Section 25 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994
15 – Murder/attempted murder/conspiracy to murder/soliciting murder – Know your Law
16 – Skilful advocates – are skilful advocates born skilful or do they acquire the skills? – PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE – no such thing as a hopeless bail application – just a wonderful opportunity to ‘hone your skills’ as an advocate!
17 – The situation is dire – trust me, the client doesn’t want to hear it!!! – The things you should be saying to your client and the things you should most certainly not be saying to your client
18 – Presumptions which may well operate in your clients favour at today’s remand hearing
19 – Making effective use of the pre-sentence report – be careful what you say about the contents of the pre-sentence report in open court – a mistake in this area could cause you much grief!
20 – Remittals for sentence – the legal position as regards bail post conviction – Know your Law
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 with a link the day before the actual presentation and you click on the link. It could not be simpler.
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Invoices will be sent after the presentation and our normal terms of business apply i.e. PAYMENT WITHIN 14 DAYS – the cost for each person attending or purchasing the recordings is £75 + VAT – if you have attended the presentation there will be no additional charge for a copy of the recordings