CRIMINAL TRIALS IN THE MAGISTRATES’ COURT IN 2023 – 20 THINGS YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW – TUESDAY 31st JANUARY 2023 – 16:00 – 17.00: - COST - £90 (INCLUSIVE OF VAT)
WHY NOT MAKE 2023 THE YEAR IN WHICH YOU REALLY GET TO GRIPS WITH CONDUCTING YOUR OWN TRIALS IN THE MAGISTRATES’ COURT
ANYONE BOOKING ONTO THIS COURSE PRICED AT £90 (INCLUSIVE OF VAT) WILL ALSO RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING
FREE OF CHARGE:
1 – The 1-HOUR recording and full set of notes in relation to ‘Evidential Considerations at both the Police Station and Court’– the ZOOM presentation of the 14th March 2022
2 – The 1-HOUR recording and full set of notes in relation to ‘Preparation and Conduct of a Criminal Trial’ – the ZOOM presentation of the 13th April 2022
3 – The 1-HOUR recording and full set of notes in relation to ‘25 things for Magistrates’ Court Trial Advocates’ – the ZOOM presentation of the 16th August 2022
HAVE A LOOK AT THE QUESTIONS HIGHLIGHTED IN RED IN THE 20 POINTS – CAN YOU ANSWER THEM? – AS THE ADVOCATE, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO SAY?
This 1-hour ZOOM presentation by Colin Beaumont will be of benefit to anyone involved in Magistrates’ Court trial advocacy.
It will be accompanied by a full set of notes.
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 20 points will be considered:
1 – The new Preparation for an Effective Trial form (PET) which was published on the 9th January 2023
2 – Cross-examination of the prosecution witnesses in the case – WHAT ARETHE 3 GOLDEN RULES?
3 – Examination-in-Chief of your own client whilst in the witness box –– an understanding of Section 139 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 – WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE ORALTESTIMONY OF YOUR CLIENT AND HIS/HER PROOF OF EVIDENCE?
4 – Examination-in-Chief of your own client and your defence witnesses – Re-examination of your own client and of any defence witnesses – WHAT ARE THE 3 GOLDEN RULES?
5 – The prosecution make an application to cross-examine your client on the contents of the PET Form – WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO SAY? – WHAT DOES THE CASE-LAW IN THIS AREA SAY?
6 – What are the legal ramifications of writing on the PET Form that the prosecution is put to the proof of its case? – Is this something you are even permitted to do or is it contrary to the spirit of the Criminal Procedure Rules 2020 (as amended)?
7 – The District Judge takes the view that as you are merely putting the prosecution to the proof of its case, all of the prosecution statements can be read under Section 9 of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 – WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO SAY? – WHAT DOES RULE 3 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE RULES 2020 (AS AMENDED) SAY ABOUT THIS?
8 – Your client has not turned up for the trial – WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO SAY?
9 – A crucial defence witness has not turned up for the trial – WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO SAY? (As an Advocate, you should have something more to say than merely asking for an adjournment, which will be refused!)
10 – The prosecution make an application to call evidence in rebuttal – WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO SAY?
11 – The prosecution make an application to re-open their case and an application for an adjournment in order to place before the Court next time a crucial piece of evidence that was missing from their case today – WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO SAY? – WHAT DID THE HIGH COURT SAY WHEN IT WAS ASKED ABOUT THIS?
12 – The prosecution make an application that the Court ought NOT to hear the testimony of your defence witness because your client had not provided such details as were known to him about the identity of this particular witness prior to the trial – WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO SAY? – WHAT DID THE COURT OF APPEAL SAY WHEN FACED WITH THIS?
13 – What are the 2 circumstances in which you might consider making a submission of no case to answer at the close of the prosecution case and what is the test for the Court as outlined in Rule 24 of the Criminal Procedure Rules 2020 (as amended)
14 – The prosecutor has a witness outside but does not wish to call her – rather, he makes an application that the witness statement be read as a hearsay statement – WHAT DID THE HIGH COURT SAY ABOUT THE CORRECTNESS, OR OTHERWISE, OF THIS?
15 – What is a hearsay statement? – An examination of Section 115 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003
16 – The prosecution would like to adduce evidence at trial which has been served upon you very late in the proceedings – WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO SAY? – WHAT IS THE LEADING COURT OF APPEAL DECISION IN THIS AREA
17 – The prosecution are applying for an adjournment on the basis that a crucial witness was not warned to attend the trial today – WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO SAY? - DOES CASE-LAW ASSIST YOU?
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 – Your defence witness had not reckoned on being at Court for quite so long – she turned up at 09.30 and it is now 2pm and she is anxious to go in order to collect the children from school – can she give evidence before the defendant? – WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO SAY? – WHAT DOES THE POLICE AND CRIMINAL EVIDENCE ACT 1984 (PACE) SAY ABOUT IT ALL?
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 and seeks the consent of the Court to cross-examine on this document – WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO SAY? – WHAT DID THE COURT OF APPEAL SAY VERY RECENTLY ABOUT THIS?
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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