Litigation Course

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This is a very popular unit and devoted exclusively to Criminal Litigation. It allows students to examine critically, and practically, the key subjects that underpin the criminal justice system in England and Wales.


It considers important topics in the fields of criminal procedure and sentencing, which has been the focus of public attention in recent years, which has in turn generated a welter of legislative activity; the unit presents the current position with a view to future changes in the pipeline.


Upon successful completion students will have gained substantial understanding of the fundamentals of criminal litigation; together with enhanced practical skills needed to work within this …

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This is a very popular unit and devoted exclusively to Criminal Litigation. It allows students to examine critically, and practically, the key subjects that underpin the criminal justice system in England and Wales.


It considers important topics in the fields of criminal procedure and sentencing, which has been the focus of public attention in recent years, which has in turn generated a welter of legislative activity; the unit presents the current position with a view to future changes in the pipeline.


Upon successful completion students will have gained substantial understanding of the fundamentals of criminal litigation; together with enhanced practical skills needed to work within this fast-paced and changing area. This Course is suitable for paralegals, legal secretaries and non-lawyers who need knowlege in this area.

Course Content

  • An introduction to criminal law – setting the scene
  • Trial on Indictment
  • Summary Trial
  • Magistrates Court
  • Crown Court
  • The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
  • Classes of offence
  • Individual offences
  • Office and legal conduct
  • Preliminaries to court appearances
  • ‘PACE’
  • Procedures and codes of practice
  • Commencing a Prosecution
  • The Two Basic Methods; Arrest, investigation and charge
  • Prosecutors & Legal Personnel
  • The Police; The Crown Prosecution Service
  • The Law Officers; Barristers / Counsel; Solicitors
  • The decision to prosecute
  • Methods of commencing a prosecution
  • Alternatives to prosecution
  • Decision and consideration
  • The wheel and oil of the Criminal Justice System
  • The Criminal Court Structure and the European Dimension;
  • Youth Courts
  • Jurisdiction of the Courts
  • Bail and Remands
  • Mode of Trial
  • Disclosure
  • The Course of the Trial
  • Sentencing
  • Essentials of application & procedure
  • Practical sessions
  • Optional test and certification
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