Training course

Online - Local Authority Prosecutions - The Basics in Practice

07 April 2022
09:30 - 14:45


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This course will take attendees through the law, relevant Codes of practice, the basic procedures and practice points to ensure correct and successful prosecutions in the magistrates’ court. Delivered by highly experienced solicitor and trainer, Stephen Turner, the day will be broken down into four interactive sessions, allowing all attendees to engage with the speaker and with each other, share experience, ask questions, and participate in discussion. The day will include practical sessions on witness statements, application of the Codes, drafting Informations and Summonses. Some pre reading and preparation will be required to benefit fully from the course.

The course will cover:

  • Code of Practice for Prosecutors and other relevant Codes and Guidance
  • Checking authorisations to prosecute and reviewing evidence
  • The decision to prosecute and other disposals
  • Identifying the Defendant and the correct offences
  • Drafting Informations/Summonses
  • Preparation for a hearing or trial
  • Objecting, handling and dealing with defence applications
  • Obligations of the defence advocate
  • Duties to the Court

The course will equip you to carry out your duties in role and help you to:

  • Feel confident with procedural issues
  • Understand the paperwork and the importance of thorough preparation
  • Tackle weak cases with the client
  • Deal effectively and professionally with the defence
  • Fulfil your responsibilities confidently and correctly
  • See the case from beginning to end


This course is most suitable for those who are new to prosecution work within a local authority and/or within their first few years of practice. Delegates should already or intend to hold a right of audience in the magistrates’ court.

Online - Local Authority Prosecutions - The Basics in Practice

07 April 2022 | 09:30 - 14:45

£199 +VAT

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