Whether you are newly qualified solicitor just starting out at court, or an experienced practitioner looking to refresh your advocacy skills, Datalaw have a selection of criminal advocacy training courses which can help.
Datalaw favourite, barrister and lecturer Colin Beaumont’s titles Advocacy in the Adult Magistrates Court and Advocacy In The Youth Court will be invaluable to those looking to improve their advocacy in the magistrates court skills, whilst Darren Flick’s 1-hour Crown Court Advocacy course will provide instruction on topics such as cross examination in criminal cases.
Solicitor-advocate and part-time district judge Olwen Davies has delivered several informative criminal advocacy courses which are perfect for prosecution and defence advocates in both crown and magistrates’ court; When Is An Expert Witness Not An Expert will assist viewers identify what is and is not expert evidence and why, whereas Football Banning Orders will examine the pertinent sections of the Football Spectators Act 1989 which criminal practitioners should be aware of.
Many of the criminal advocacy training courses which we offer are practical in nature and provide useful guidance designed to improve the viewer’s confidence and performance; for those requiring advice on trial preparation best practice, Colin’s Preparing for a Criminal Trial in the Magistrates Court is ideal. Similarly, bite-size session Bad Character - What You Need To Know will assist viewers refine their method when making bad character applications.
Other highlights include the 5-star rated bite-size criminal advocacy course Hayes V Willoughby (2013), which examines the defences to s2 harassment under s1(3) and which has been described by one of our viewers as ‘very concise - comprehensive -succinctly set out and very digestible.’
All the criminal advocacy courses within this section have been specifically developed for qualified practitioners and will be indispensable for those who have completed either the Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme (CLAS) or Higher Rights of Audience (HRA) and who require criminal law or criminal advocacy CPD to maintain their status.
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