Confessions Making or Resisting an Application to Exclude One

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Course Overview

This course, delivered by experienced practitioner and lecturer Olwen Davies, will consider Section 76 of PACE; deals with challenges to the admissibility of confessions in criminal proceedings, in detail and will provide viewers with practical guidance on how to structure your own argument should you be required to make or resist an application to exclude a confession during court proceedings.

Equally suitable for those who prosecute and/or defend in the Crown Court, this course also includes a practical example which viewers can use at the end of the training to see how they fare in practice.

This training will be of assistance to anybody starting out in the Crown Court but, equally, those who have been practising for a while will find it a useful refresher.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 1 hour recorded webinar
  • This course provides one CPD point.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Be familiar with the provisions of Section 76 of PACE
    • Understand the procedure in terms of making or challenging an application to exclude a confession
    • Receive guidance on how to successfully draft a skeleton argument
    • Have considered recent case law including the decision of Beeres v West Midlands CPS

What is the target audience?

  • Although primarily aimed at solicitor-advocates who regularly defend clients in the Crown Court, this course will be of interest to Crown Court prosecutors and Magistrates’ Court practitioners.
  • This course will also work equally well as a refresher for more experienced practitioners or as an introduction for representatives advising clients at the police station.




About Instructor - Olwen Davies

Admitted in 1990, Olwen is freelance solicitor-advocate with extensive experience in both defence and prosecution work from the magistrates' court to the Court of Appeal. Olwen has lectured at post- graduate level and has presented many CPD courses for the legal profession, the police, Health and Safety Executive and others. Olwen is the co-author of Jordan's Criminal Practitioners Guide to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and is an avid supporter of Save UK Justice and the campaign to stop cuts to legal aid and the criminal justice system.

Course Curriculum

Confessions Making or Resisting an Application to Exclude One

  • Webinar - Making an Application to Exclude One Under s76 PACE 1984
  • Slides - Making An Application Under S 8 CPIA In The Crown Court
    65 Page


  • Price
  • £ 60