Restraining Orders on Conviction and Acquittal - When should one be Made

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Course Overview

Do you ever feel restraining orders are handed out automatically on sentence, or too widely-drafted, or genuinely difficult to comply with?

Aimed at anyone dealing with sentence in the Magistrates’ or Crown Court, whether you prosecute or defend, this course looks at the following:

  • The statutory power to make an order under s5A Protection from Harassment Act 1996
  • The test to be applied
  • The standard and burden of proof
  • When can an order not be made?
  • Criminal Procedure Rules requirements
  • A round –up of helpful case law
  • Challenging a Victim Impact Statement
  • Submissions to make
  • Appeals to the Crown Court and funding
  • Applications to vary and discharge

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 20 minute recorded webinar, including reference notes, discussion questions and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will be able to identify the: when such an order can be made appropriate challenges the procedural obligations on the prosecution which authorities may assist you in your arguments

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for all levels of advocate




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
    34 Page
  • Discussion Points
    0 Page


  • Price
  • £ 60