The consequences of conviction for the client include 6 penalty points. For some, that means they become totters and are liable to disqualification. Defending these cases is not straightforward. “I didn’t get the s172 notice” is often no answer to the summons.
Aimed at advocates new to court, those who prepare cases for trial and those seeking a refresher on the law this course will consider the following:
- When can such a notice be served?
- The ingredients the prosecution must prove under s172
- Proving service
- The two statutory defences
- The burden of proof on the defendant
- Useful case law
- Consequences of conviction
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)
- 20 minute recorded webinar, including reference notes, discussion questions and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge
- On completion of this course you will: Be able to identify weaknesses in the prosecution case Understand what evidence needs to be adduced to found a defence Be able to identify red herrings Recognise if you have discharged the burden of proof upon you Know what to argue in your closing speech
What is the target audience?
- This course will be suitable for all levels of Magistrates’ Court advocate, both prosecution and defence