19 January 2017, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Browne Jacobson, Nottingham with VCE to Browne Jacobson’s offices in Birmingham)

Please note we offer the option to attend this course via video conference at another of our offices to make it accessible to as many EM Lawshare members as possible.  We do our best to deliver the best experience we can with the technology we have, but inevitably it may not be as effective as attending the course in person.  We always appreciate your feedback and make improvements if we can.

Presented by Browne Jacobson

Course overview

Suitable audience:

Those who are likely to take part in investigations that might be subject to RIPA, those seeking RIPA authorities or authorising officers


Topics to be covered include:

  1. The statutory background of RIPA including
  • the different types of surveillance
  • RIPA applications and relevant Regulations
  • limits imposed on local authorities under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
  1. Practical guidance including:
  • RIPA code of practice
  • making and documenting RIPA applications
  • good practice and potential pitfalls
  1. Potential developments in surveillance regulation

Interactive elements

The course will be designed to encourage discussion and will incorporate case studies

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


A Ethics professionalism and judgement   

B Technical legal practice  

B4 Draft documents

B5 Advocacy

B6 Negotiation

Presenter profiles

Andy Hopkin – with a criminal law background Andy heads Browne Jacobson’s ten strong regulatory team. The team prosecute and defend a wide range of criminal and regulatory offences for a variety of regulators. The team regularly appear in the Magistrates and Crown Court. Andy has prosecuted many cases for local authorities and fire authorities and is often involved at an early stage advising in respect of evidence gathering and case preparation. He is a regular Presenter on the topic of regulatory investigations and prosecutions.

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