Self-Defence Update 2019

An invaluable update on self-defence for criminal law practitioners

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Course Overview

Delivered by solicitor-advocate, lecturer and part-time district judge Olwen Davies, this 30-minute bite-size session is ideal for busy criminal law practitioners who require an update on self-defence case law in this area.

During this webinar Olwen will provide viewers with an overview of the following self-defence cases:
  •  R (Collins) v Secretary of State [2016] 1 Cr App R 363(25)
  •  R v Ray [2018] 1 Cr App R 4 CA
  •  R v Taj  [2018] 2 Cr App R 32
  •  R v Wilkinson [2018] EWCA Crim 2154
  •  R v Cheeseman [2019] 1 Cr App R 34

In addition, Olwen will discuss specimen directions in this area, the issues surrounding self-def

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the supporting documentation
  • This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will be up to date with the position regarding self-defence in terms of case law and specimen directions.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for accredited police station represenatives, trainee and qualified criminal practitioners This course may also be suitable for paralegals who would like to develop their knowledge in this area.


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

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    25 Page
  • Problem Question
    2 Page
  • S76 Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008
    3 Page


  • Price
  • £ 60