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Vol 23 No 6 June/July 2018

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Criminal Defence: Good Practice in the Criminal Courts 4th ed

ISBN13: 9781784460891
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781853289248
Published: August 2017
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £59.95

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This new edition of Criminal Defence offers a step-by-step guide to practice and procedure in all of the criminal courts.

It covers the process in detail, from the role of the defence solicitor, through to shaping a case at the police station, to preparing for trial and finally action afteracquittal or conviction and sentence. It also contains specific chapters on youthsand clients at a disadvantage.

Based on up-to-date case law, it is a best practice guide to being a criminal solicitor and complements the goals of the Law Society's Criminal Law Accreditation Scheme.

Criminal Law
1. The defence solicitor
2. Legal and professional duties
3. Obtaining core information
4. Managing the case
5. Shaping the case in the police station
6. Funding the case
7. The defendant in custody
8. Determining if there is a case and advising your client to plead guilty or not guilty
9. Choosing a place of trial
10. Preparing for sentence: plea of guilty or conviction
11. Preparing for trial: investigating the prosecution case
12. Preparing for trial: investigating the defence case
13. Directions for trial
14. Preparing for a contested hearing: process issues
15. Youths
16. Clients at a disadvantage
17. Action after acquittal or conviction and sentence.