Excluding a Confession under s76 PACE

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Course Overview

Many prosecutions depend to some extent on admissions made to the police. Knocking out a confession may be fatal to the case against a defendant. This bite-size course, delivered by experienced practitioner and part-time district judge Olwen Davies, will consider the key areas which viewers must be aware of and will offer practical guidance as to how and when to exclude confessions in practice.

This course will be of interest to anybody advancing or resisting s76 applications including police station advisers and para-legals preparing trials.

What are the requirements?

  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD point (depending on length of time spent considering the discussion questions and completing the evaluation form)
  • Watch 0.5 hour recorded webinar

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will: Be able to spot potential s76 applications Feel confident when marshalling the evidence to prepare to exam or cross-examine witnesses Know the test for the court in order to exclude Be familiar with the case management steps must be taken Know what to put in to and leave out of a skeleton argument Feel confident in your ability to make oral submissions at the conclusion of the evidence

What is the target audience?

  • Practitioners




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

recorded webinars

  • Webinar


  • Slides
    39 Page
  • Discussion Questions
    2 Page


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  • Price
  • £ 60