Conducting Local Authority Prosecutions


Theme: Criminal Litigation

6 March 2019, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Geldards Derby


Presented by Geldards

Course overview
This course will cover in an interactive manner (through case study review and discussion) Code of practice for crown prosecutors, decision-taking and the procedures to be observed when prosecuting as a Local Authority Lawyer. We will also cover reviewing evidence, drafting summonses, preparation for a guilty plea, trials and objection handling.
Suitable audience:

Local Authority Lawyers and Legal Assistants/Officers

Overview and topics to be covered include:

Interactive elements

Various parts of the course will be interactive, see overview.

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch


This course will cover:

B4 Draft documents
B5 Advocacy
B6 Negotiation
C1 Communicate clearly and effectively
D Managing themselves and their own work

Presenter profiles:
Paul Barber, Sheffield City Council has significant experience over 20 years in the area of criminal litigation in both public and private sector. He has worked for over 10 years prosecuting matters for Sheffield City Council including prosecutions for school attendance, housing and licensing matters.

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