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Criminal Defence 4e (4th Revised edition)

Our Price: £59.95 
Author(s): Ede & Edwards;
Classification(s): Criminal law & procedure; Courts & procedure; Legal skills & practice;
Readership / Audience Level: Professional & Vocational
ISBN-13: 9781784460891
ISBN-10: 1784460893
Publication Date: 15 Aug 2017
Imprint: Law Society
Availability: In Print
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Publisher: Law Society
Publication Country: United Kingdom
Binding / Product Type: Paperback
Pages: 424
Dimensions: W: 156 mm / H: 234 mm
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This new edition of Criminal Defence offers a step-by-step guide to practice and procedure in all of the criminal courts. It covers the process in detail, from the role of the defence solicitor, through to shaping a case at the police station, to preparing for trial and finally action after acquittal or conviction and sentence. It also contains specific chapters on youths and clients at a disadvantage. Based on up-to-date case law, it is a best practice guide to being a criminal solicitor and complements the goals of the Law Society's Criminal Law Accreditation Scheme.


1. The defence solicitor;

2. Legal and professional duties;

3. Obtaining core information for the file;

4. Maintaining file quality;

5. Managing the case;

6. Shaping the case in the police station;

7. Funding the case;

8. The defendant in custody;

9. Advising your client to plead guilty or not guilty;
and on likely sentences if convicted;

10. Choosing a place of trial;

11. Preparing for sentence: plea of guilty or conviction;

12. Directions and case management for trial: special measures, bad character and hearsay;

13. Preparing for trial: analysing witness testimony and obtaining disclosure;

14. Preparing for trial: gathering evidence and analysing physical material;

15. Preparing for a Crown Court trial: process issues;

16. Youths;

17. Clients at a disadvantage;

18. Action after acquittal or conviction and sentence;
Appendices.

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Author Biography

Roger Ede was formerly the secretary to the Law Society's Criminal Committee and is a retired district judge (magistrates' courts). Anthony Edwards is the senior partner in the leading criminal practice TV Edwards and is an established author, lecturer and trainer. Anthony is also a member of the Sentencing Guidelines Council.

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