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Course Prosecuting and Defending Domestic Violence


This brand new course, which is aimed at criminal advocates, examines how you should prosecute and defend this common area of work in both the Crown and Magistrates' Court. Case law and procedural requirements will be considered in detail.

By attending this course you will learn:

  • How a case proceeds where there is no complainant;
  • Res gestae -including the recent cases of Barnaby, Higgins and Ibrahim;
  • How and when hearsay evidence can be used;
  • How to obtain evidence from sources other than the complainant;
  • When you can secure anonymity for a complainant;
  • When witness summonses and warrants are used;
  • The CPS Guidance on DV;
  • How to deal with previous inconsistent statements and "retractions";
  • What adverse inferences may be drawn in the police station and at trial;
  • Common myths about domestic violence;
  • Witness psychology;
  • Which ancillary orders may be made on conviction

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6 hours


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Thu 21 Jun 2018 Book
09:30 | London
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Mon 15 Oct 2018 Book
09:30 | Manchester
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