Collection and Retention of Evidence in Criminal Proceedings

Collection and Retention of Evidence in Criminal Proceedings

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Course Overview

During this bite-size webinar criminal practitioner and experienced lecturer James Parry will provide viewers with an overview of the provisions that apply to the collection, retention and disclosure of unused material. James will also offer guidance on the tactics which can be used to overcome failures to properly disclose such material.

The collapse of two high profile rape cases due to a failure by the prosecution to make proper disclosure of unused material which substantially undermined the prosecution case and the subsequent review of all rape cases by the Metropolitan Police has brought the issue of the collection and prosecution disclosure of evidence into focus.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional quiz form to test your legal knowledge.
  • 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:
  • Understand what material should be retained, when and for how long and by whom
  • Know how the existence of that material should be communicated and how it should be obtained

What is the target audience?

  • Criminal practitioners


About Instructor - James Parry

James is a partner at Parry and Welch Solicitors which speacialises in dangerous dogs cases.

James is a solicitor and high court advocate with 25 years experience in the criminal justice sector, ten of which were spent with the magistrates' court service, and ten in private practice. James is the author of "Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings" (Butterworths), and various published papers dealing with diverse aspects of the criminal justice system. James is a former chairman of the Law Society’s criminal law committee and an experienced and well-regarded CPD lecturer.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    11 Page
  • Notes
    7 Page


  • Quiz