Life After Ghosh

Consideration of the Supreme Court's landmark change to the law of dishonesty

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Course Overview

The decision of the Supreme Court in Ivey v Genting [2017] UKSC  67 turned the law of theft on its head.

Thousands of lawyers, police officers and other investigators have been reared on R v Ghosh and its subjective element of dishonesty. Now it’s all change. Dishonesty becomes objective and as a result, fraud and dishonesty offences become much easier to prosecute successfully.

During this bite-size webinar solicitor-advocate and part-time deputy district judge Olwen Davies will review the decision in Ivey and will discuss how this applies to crime.

This webinar is essential viewing for all criminal practitioners; Whether you advise at the police station, take charging decisions or conduct trials, this session will examine how Ivey will impact on you and the advice which you provide.

For those wishing to consolidate their knowledge regarding life after Ghosh, an optional problem-scenario is included and should be attempted once the webinar has been viewed in full.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the slides and optional problem scenario to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 0.5 - 1 CPD point (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will understanding of the importance of Ivey v Genting [2017] and how this affected the law of dishonesty.

What is the target audience?

  • Criminal practitioners of all levels including probationary and accredited police station representatives


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

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    21 Page
  • Problem Scenario
    2 Page


  • Price
  • £ 60