Training course

Local Authority Prosecutions

16 November 2018
10:00 - 17:00
DAC Beachcroft LLP, London

100 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1BN

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Target Audience

This course is suitable for those who are new to prosecutions or within their first, second or third years of practice.

Course Content

  • Code of Practice for prosecutions
  • Checking authorisations and reviewing evidence
  • Drafting Information
  • Transforming a weak case into a successful prosecution
  • Preparation for a hearing
  • Objecting, handling and dealing with defence applications
  • Obligations of the defence advocate

The course will help delegates:

  • Feel confident with procedural issues
  • Understand the paperwork and the importance of preparation
  • Tackle weak cases
  • Deal effectively with the defence
  • Fulfil their responsibilities with aplomb
  • See the case from beginning to end

The course has been presented and developed by experienced trainers and practitioners, Richard Winter and Jack Henriques, over a period of 20 years. During this time the knowledge and case law that has been acquired at busy Local Authorities has been introduced into the course material to produce a detailed blue print of the prosecution process. Both presenters still practice as managers for Local Authorities and have co-authored 'Local Authority Prosecutions and Investigations' which has been published in two editions.

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

B4 Draft documents which are legally effective and accurately reflect the client’s instructions

B7 Plan, manage and progress legal cases and transactions

Local Authority Prosecutions

16 November 2018 | 10:00 - 17:00

£215 +VAT

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