Criminal Litigation CPD - Course Overview
Criminal Litigation is quite distinct from civil litigation in that it involves the state and the criminal courts rather than litigation between two private parties. More often than not the decision on whether to charge an individual with a criminal offence is made by the Criminal Prosecution Service (CPS).
As a lawyer practising in the area of criminal litigation you will need to stay ahead in terms of recent rulings and legislation. You will also be required, as with all lawyers, to undertake a minimum number of CPD hours training every year.
A list of example Criminal Litigation CPD courses have been provided below, and you will notice that there are many ways to clock up CPD hours such as:
• conferences, and
CPD Courses and Events on Criminal Litigation
Problem Areas for Criminal Defence Lawyers – Seminar – CPD hours 6
Being a criminal lawyer has become a business requiring a high level of efficiency as fees shrink and profitability becomes the name of the game whilst struggling to maintain your knowledge base and skills. This seminar covers the main problems facing criminal practice and offers an opportunity for lawyers to discuss the issues facing them every day.
The seminar discusses the arrest of volunteers and whether it is lawful, the right to silence and what can be inferred from it and credit given for an early guilty plea. It also examines sentencing guidelines for such offences as assaults, burglary and drugs and how they may allow discounts to be applied in the event of a plea made in mitigation.
It also looks into Criminal procedure Rules especially judgements made on wasted costs.
Managing a Profitable Criminal Practice – Seminar – CPD hours 6
This seminar deals directly with the issues related to running a successful criminal department as so many lawyers have little or no training regarding how to run a profitable practice. The course deals with how to manage a practice that complies with obligations whilst remaining profitable in challenging economic times.
The course areas covered includes an overview of the specific sources of regulation for criminal work and examines the:
• Solicitors Act 1974, as well as the role of the Solicitors Regulatory Authority or SRA Retainer and when it is necessary
• allocation of work and Crown Court attendance
• undertakings, and
• issues related to the conflict of interests
The seminar also discusses important aspects of running a criminal practice such as billing and costs, avoiding cost wastage, money laundering concerns as well as Solicitors Account Rules. Other relevant considerations for criminal law practices include:
• an appreciation of the importance of confidentiality
• data protection, and
• matters relating to employment law for staff working in the practice, including health and safety policy
Corporate Manslaughter – Webinar – CPD hours 2
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 came into force in April 2008 after receiving the Royal assent in July 2007, and the offence is referred to as corporate manslaughter in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and as corporate homicide in Scotland.
There are several theories proposed on what exactly constitutes corporate manslaughter, but the one accepted by the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 is the Management Failure Model. The Management Failure Model proposes that corporate manslaughter occurs where a corporation’s activities cause a person’s death due to a breach that falls well below expected standards under the circumstances.
This CPD webinar deals with the main areas within corporate manslaughter to further enhance practitioners understanding of the various areas dealt with by the Corporate Manslaughter as well as the Corporate Homicide Act 2007.
The webinar covers various aspects of the law in relation to corporate homicide, and the sentencing trends surrounding it. It highlights practical issues regarding how to deal with a police investigation as well as defending a prosecution. It looks at human and corporate defendants in the light of recent case law while considering future developments.
Criminal Litigation CPD Course Providers
For more up to date information about the types of CPD courses available in the area of criminal litigation, you will need to choose and contact an accredited CPD course provider. To help you do this, a selection of the more reputable providers have been made available for you to gain direct access to and information on the specific courses they offer have also been provided.