Training course

Prosecutions in the Magistrates Court - An Advocacy Workshop

15 November 2017
10:00 - 16:00
DLA Piper LLP, London

3 Noble Street, London, EC2V 7EE

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Target Audience

This course is suitable for all advocates who wish to have a better understanding of the role of the prosecutor in the Magistrates Court; and those who wish to improve their confidence and skill as affective trail advocates.

Councils are responsible for the enforcement of statutory provisions by way of criminal proceedings in many different areas of law e.g trading standards, fly tipping, and noise nuisance. Although, in the past, Councils have outsources the prosecutions work to independent solicitors, it is now the case that most Councils expect their 'in house' lawyers to conduct the prosecutions themselves.

This practical course is designed to improve the confidence and skills of 'in house' advocates and includes:

  • Basic rules of evidence and procedure in the Magistrates Court
  • Preparation for trial
  • Effective use of the opening address
  • The principle of obtaining oral Evidence in Chief
  • The preparation of Cross Examination schedules

Using realistic case studies, each participant will be able to practice in these area and be assessed and coached by an experienced professional.

Prosecutions in the Magistrates Court - An Advocacy Workshop

15 November 2017 | 10:00 - 16:00

£215 +VAT

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