Advanced Criminal Litigation in Practice 2008

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Oxford University Press, 2008 - Criminal procedure - 199 pages
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Specifically designed and written for use on the advanced criminal litigation option on the Bar Vocational Course, this manual adopts a pragmatic approach to its treatment of criminal law and focuses specifically on those areas of criminal law which are most important to the junior criminalpractitioner and which they are most likely to encounter during their first years in practice. Split into three distinct parts, the first part of the manual deals with the crucial procedural aspects of criminal law which will be encountered in practice, including the scope of legal powers to enter and search premises, and abuse of process. Part II covers selected areas of the substantivelaw, which are particularly relevant to the junior practitioner, including public order offences, dangerous drugs, offensive weapons, and drink driving and road traffic offences. The final section features an extended case study focusing on features which the practitioner will commonly encounter inpractice, including police witnesses, custody records and conflicts of interest between defendants. Including realistic case papers and typical exhibits, this section also features a set of tasks to perform and a sample answer offering trainee barristers the opportunity to practise applying theirskills in a criminal litigation context.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Sources for further study and preparation of cases
2
Evidence and procedure
5
Substantive law
31
A case to prepare
123
Index
197
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This manual is edited by James Griffiths, Barrister and Lecturer at The City Law School, City University

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