This course, 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 domestic abuse 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 Crown Prosecution (CPS) Guidance on domestic violence (DV)
How to deal with previous inconsistent statements and "retractions"
What adverse inferences may be drawn in the police station and at trial