Training course

PACE Interviews - A Basic Survival Guide

28 September 2018
10:00 - 17:00
DAC Beachcroft LLP, London

100 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1BN

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Target Audience

This course will be of particular interest to anyone who is new to PACE interviews. Experienced officers will also find this of use as a refresher and to acquire a greater understanding of the theory which often leads to misunderstandings and mistakes being made.

This course offers a practical day, exploring notebook and tape-recorded interviews (codes C and E). Delegates will alternate between theory and practical exercises. The theory includes a systematic approach to interviews to ensure PACE compliance and to ensure that important questions necessary to prove the offence are not overlooked. Preparation is regarded to be a key stage in the process and therefore plays a significant part of the course.

The course will include a practical exercise on interview preparation and PACE interviewing. The course also covers other key aspects of interviewing including common pitfalls and when to caution. It resolves important issues such as admissibility of unsolicited comments and conversations which have taken place before offences have been committed.

This course will contribute to the following aspects of the SRA’s Statement of solicitor competence:

A Ethics, Professionalism and Judgment

A2 Maintain the level of competence and legal knowledge needed to practice effectively, taking into account changes in their role and/or practice context and developments in the law

A4 Draw on sufficient detailed knowledge and understanding of their field(s) of work and role in order to practice effectively

A5 Apply understanding, critical thinking and analysis to solve problems

B Technical legal practice

B1 Obtain relevant facts

B3 Develop and advise on relevant options, strategies and solutions

B7 Plan, manage and progress legal cases and transactions

C Working with other people

PACE Interviews - A Basic Survival Guide

28 September 2018 | 10:00 - 17:00

£215 +VAT

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