HRA Bundle for Criminal Practitioners

An comprehensive selection of courses ideal for those with the Higher Rights of Audience in Criminal Law

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Course Overview

This course is essential viewing for those who have the Higher Rights of Audience and wish to improve their advocacy skills and knowledge in relation to key areas of criminal law and practice.

Covering a wide variety of topics, this 7-part course has been broken down into the following standalone sections:
Part 1 - Vulnerable Witnesses & Cross-examination    
Part 2 - Section 41 – Cross-examination in Sexual Offences    
Part 3 - Duties of Counsel on Appeal & Beyond    
Part 4 - Joint-enterprise post Jogee    
Part 5 - Bad Character & Propensity    
Part 6 - Applications Sections 74, 76 & 78 PACE
Part 7 - Criminal Procedure Rules, Indictments, Joinder & Severance
Delivered by criminal barrister and lecturer Clive Smith, this course will provide viewers with practical advice on how to handle every-day scenarios e.g. making applications under PACE and how to successfully cross-examine in sexual offences cases, making it an invaluable refresher to those with several years post HRA qualification experience.

Clive will utilise his experience as both an experienced practitioner and  lead facilitator on the ‘vulnerable witness’ courses run by the Inns of Court, Circuits and the Law Society to ensure that viewers feel confident when interacting with vulnerable witnesses, somewhat of a hot topic within criminal law within recent years.

Consideration will also be given to the impact which unproven allegations have on bad character and propensity and how to advise the client regarding appeals post-Jogee.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the series iof recorded webinars and review the supporting documentation
  • This course provides 4 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have a greater understanding of certain criminal law topics which can catch our unwary HRA criminal practitioners
  • • Feel more confident when handling cases in the higher courts

What is the target audience?

  • Criminal law practitioners with the Higher Rights of Audience

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About Instructor - Clive Smith

Clive spent 10 years in chambers in London practising criminal law and appeared at all levels from the Magistrates to Court of Appeal. He has extensive experience in the youth court, dealing with young and vulnerable witnesses and is qualified as a lead facilitator undertaking training on the ‘vulnerable witness’ courses run by the Inns of Court, Circuits and the Law Society.

In the Crown Court Clive dealt with serious offences including rape, murder, kidnapping and firearms.

Clive now teaches exclusively on a wide range of topics. He has undertaken training to both prosecutors and defence practitioners on advocacy, criminal evidence, criminal procedure, bad character and hearsay, sentencing, and sexual offences.

Course Curriculum

Part 1 - Vulnerable Witnesses

  • Webinar
    00:28:41
  • Notes
    13 Page
  • Slides
    7 Page

Part 2 - Section 41 - Cross-Examination in Sexual Offences

  • Webinar
    00:29:17
  • Notes
    13 Page
  • Slides
    12 Page

Part 3 - Duties of Counsel on Appeal

  • Webinar
    00:30:47
  • Notes
    12 Page
  • Slides
    13 Page

Part 4 - Joint Enterprise post-Jogee

  • Webinar
    00:20:53
  • Notes
    8 Page
  • Slides
    10 Page

Part 5 - Bad Character

  • Webinar
    00:26:55
  • Notes
    10 Page
  • Slides
    11 Page

Part 6 - Applications - Sections 74, 76

  • Webinar
    25:27
  • Notes
    11 Page
  • Slides
    8 Page

Part 7 - Criminal Procedure Rules, Indictments, Joinder 7 Severance

  • Webinar
    00:34:17
  • Notes
    12 Page
  • Slides
    8 Page

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