Crown Court Advocacy for Solicitors with Higher Rights

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Course Overview

Crown court cases can prove problematic for the unwary, and while there is no substitute for legal knowledge, this webinar will demonstrate why it is crucial to know your stuff, as the more you can assist the Judge; the more you are going to be assisted by the Judge.

With this in mind, Higher Rights Advocate and experienced lecturer Colin Beaumont will discuss the realities of Crown Court advocacy and will offer delegates hints and tips on when and how to assist the court in addition to the pitfalls to watch out for when practising at the Crown Court.

What are the requirements?

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

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will have a greater understanding of the following areas and relevant case law:

    • Assisting the Judge in the area of Bail
      • R v Culley [2007] EWHC 109
      • Comments of Lord Justice Richards in the case of McElkerney v Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court [2009] EWHC 2621 (Admin)
      • R v Liverpool City Justices ex parte DPP [1993] QB 233
      • R v Evans (Scott Lennon) [2011] EWCA Crim 2842
    • Assisting the Judge in the area of Costs
      • R (Singh) v Ealing Magistrates’ Court and another [2014] EWHC 1443 (Admin
    • Assisting the Judge in the area of Sentencing
      • The Queen and Andrew Bateman/The Queen and Stuart Doyle [2012) EWCA Crim 2158
      • R v Abouderbala [2012] EWCA Crim 1458
      • Regina v Stuart Anthony Royston Morgan [2012] EWCA Crim 1939
    • Assisting the Judge in the area of Credit
      • R v Fearon [1996] 2 CR. APP. (S) 25 CA
      • R v Buffrey 14 CR. APP. R (S) 511
      • Caley and others v The Queen [2012] EWCA Crim 2821
    • Assisting the Judge in the area of Remands/Curfews
      • R v Jonsyn [2014) EWCA Crim 239
      • R v Hoggard [2013] EWCA Crim 1024
      • Regina v Darren Mark Whitehouse [2010] EWCA Crim 1927
    • Assisting the Judge when dealing with Youths
      • Barker and Another v Leicester Crown Court and Another [2012] EWHC 4381 (Admin)
      • R (W a minor) v Leeds Crown Court [2011] EWHC 2326 (Admin)
      • Regina v Assad Yarrow (2013) EWCA Crim 1175
    • Assisting the Judge in the area of Dangerousness

What is the target audience?

  • Equally suitable for prosecution and defence advocates, this course will provide you with the confidence that you require in order to approach every court appearance as an opportunity to develop your advocacy skills and enhance your reputation as an advocate.




About Instructor - Colin Beaumont

Colin Beaumont graduated in law in 1981 and qualified as a Barrister in 1982. He worked for many years in the Magistrates’ Court service until 1996 when he re-qualified as a Solicitor and joined a large criminal legal aid practice. He became a partner with the firm. He retired as a solicitor in 2016 and has returned to his Inn of Court at The Inner Temple. Colin has been teaching the profession for the last 25 years and continues to do so.

Course Curriculum

Crown Court Advocacy for Solicitors with Higher Rights

  • Webinar - Crown Court Advocacy for Solicitors with Higher Rights