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This course will cover the following 20 points and many more:


1 – Schedule 2A of PACE – inviting people back to the police station in order for their biometric material to be taken from them

2 – Section 49 and Schedule 2 of RIPA – the circumstances in which the police may request the suspects PIN + the case-law concerning sentencing in this area

3 – A consideration of whether or not it is necessary to arrest a person attending the police station as a volunteer – the legislation and the case-law in this area

4 – 100 things you really ought to know when advising suspects at the police station stage

5 – Adverse inferences – the position at trial where adverse inferences may properly be drawn and the position at trial where the matter must merely be left to rest at comment

6 – Examples of where an opening statement by the legal adviser might be appropriate at the commencement of the interview

7 – Samples – both intimate and non-intimate

8 – Examples of where a written statement might be the appropriate way of dealing with the case at the police station stage

9 – Attending upon clients ‘remotely’ and the fees which may be claimed

10 – Disclosure issues generally – the important case-law in this area

11 – Some difficult client scenarios examined

12 – Strip searches and intimate searches

13 – A dozen important things to note from the Custody Record

14 – The limited circumstances in which more than one fee may be claimable

15 – Advising in the area of sexual offences

16 – Removal of clothing in order to look for a mark, scar, tattoo etc.

17 – Amendments made by the Policing and Crime Act 2017

18 – The possible effect upon sentence of early admissions made at the police station stage

19 – Appropriate adults

20 – Bail issues

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