CIPA Disclosure in Practice

CIPA Disclosure in Practice

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Course Overview

Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act (CIPA) 1996 makes provision for the publication of a Code of Practice setting out how police officers should record, retain and reveal material obtained during a criminal investigation to the prosecutor.

CIPA disclosure is a hot topic with concerns over prosecution disclosure of evidence resulting in the collapse of several criminal cases with hundreds more in the process of being reviewed.

This session, delivered by solicitor-advocate and deputy district judge Olwen Davies, will examine the highly practical judgement in the case of (R) DPP v Manchester & Salford Magistrates’ Ct [2017] EWHC 1708 (Admin) and will discuss how this case has brought together various threads under the CPIA 1996.

In accordance with the provisions of the Act, this judgement sets out where material will be discloseable and where it will not be and is a useful guide for both prosecutors and defence lawyers alike.

During this session consideration will also be given as to what sort of s8 applications will be entertained by a court and where an application has little, or no merit thus should not be made.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the supporting documentation
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will have a greater understanding of the case of (R) DPP v Manchester & Salford Magistrates’ Ct [2017], and will feel confident when handling cases involving CIPA disclosure

What is the target audience?

  • Criminal practitioners including prosecutors and defence lawyers



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 Webinar

  • Webinar


  • Slides
    20 Page
  • Problem Question
    2 Page


  • Price
  • £ 60