Advising Suspects at the Police Station Advanced Techniques

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Course Overview

This course offers a practical discussion of police station advice and practice and is essential viewing for all who advise clients in this area, including probationary and accredited police station representatives.

In addition, this course will ensure that practitioners are aware of new developments such as the pre-requisites for adult cautions


  • Pre-prepared written statements
  • Circumstances in which opening statements might be made
  • The level of disclosure required
  • Issues relating to conflict

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 20 minute recorded webinar, including reference notes, discussion questions and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD point (depending on length of time spent considering the discussion questions and completing the evaluation form)

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Have a more practical understanding of how it all works at the Police Station
    • Understand the importance of the rules on conflict
    • Be aware of the circumstances in which you might be making an opening statement
    • Know how the Police Station fees will alter with effect from 1st April 2016
    • Have considered the best advice to give to  the client where others are blaming him in their interviews
    • Appreciate the importance of legal professional privilege and taking your instructions in private
    • Be able to recognise circumstances when a written statement, rather than talking to the police in the interview, may well be the best option
    • Feel confident when certain things are sprung upon you, as they often are at the Police Station!

What is the target audience?

  • Aimed at practitioners who are required to advise during the early stages of an investigation, this course will cover difficult areas such as advising suspects who face life imprisonment upon conviction and will offer easily digestible guidance regarding police station problems.



About Instructor - Colin Beaumont

Colin Beaumont graduated in law in 1981 and qualified as a Barrister in 1982. He worked for many years in the Magistrates’ Court service until 1996 when he re-qualified as a Solicitor and joined a large criminal legal aid practice. He became a partner with the firm. He retired as a solicitor in 2016 and has returned to his Inn of Court at The Inner Temple. Colin has been teaching the profession for the last 25 years and continues to do so.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Notes
    1 Page
  • Discussion Points
    1 Page
  • Evaluation Form
    3 Page