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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Criminal Defence: Good Practice in Criminal Courts 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9781853289248
Previous Edition ISBN: 1853288306
Published: December 2007
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £60.00

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Criminal Defence offers a step-by-step guide to practice and procedure in all of the criminal courts. The third edition of this established book has been completely updated and revised to focus on the needs of practitioners whilst taking account of developments in criminal law.

Significant changes in this area of law include the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and the Courts Act 2003, the new Criminal Case Management Framework and the associated consolidated Criminal Procedure Rules. These affect:-

  • bad character provisions
  • hearsay provisions
  • sentencing and bail
  • disclosure
  • the criminal case management framework
  • allocation: mode of trial and committal for sentence
  • prosecution right of appeal against judges’ rulings.
It also contains new chapters on how to use public funding in criminal cases and how to build the defence case in the police station.

Concise and reader-friendly, this updated work is an ideal companion for the busy practitioner. It addresses the questions that criminal practitioners should pose and provides sample answers.

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