Criminal law is a dynamic area of practice requiring practitioners to keep a close eye on developments in case law, recent legislation and new procedural rules and sentencing guidance. It’s also a challenging practice area with constant financial pressures for solicitors maintaining a criminal practice.
Whether you’re a high street criminal defence lawyer, a specialist in serious financial crime or a prosecution lawyer it is vital to develop and expand your knowledge of the latest developments through robust professional development. Our programme provides the tools to refine your techniques in obtaining crucial information from clients and witnesses, examining the available evidence and other crucial technical skills such as advocacy and cross-examination.
Our programme is designed to ensure your individual professional development needs in criminal practice are met. Whether you are an experienced criminal solicitor-advocate or a junior criminal defence lawyer, our criminal law courses are tailored to support you.
Our courses will help you to refine your technical skills including advocacy, procedure and effectively obtaining evidence from clients as well as helping you to understand the latest decisions from the courts and the implications those decisions have for your clients.
You will leave the programme with:
• Refined technical skills including advocacy, procedure and effectively obtaining evidence from clients and others;
• Better case management techniques, understanding of sentencing requirements of the courts and the role you can play,
• Lessons from an important ruling in relation to instructing expert witnesses.