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Part of:
Criminal Law Bundle 2011 CPD Training Bundle
Categories:
Criminal Law
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This two part CPDcast series with Steven Bird, founding partner of Birds Solicitors and co-author of the “Police Station Advisers Index,” considers some of the issues to take into consideration when advising a client at a police station.

Part One looks at what to do on arrival at the police station and the issues to consider when advising your client prior to police interview. Part Two considers the legal professional’s role during the interview, gives guidance on the identification stage and what will happen after the interview has taken place.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the legal professional’s role at the police station and during interview;
  • Know what information you need to obtain from the police officers on arriving at the station;
  • Have considered how to advise your client before the interview;
  • Be aware of when to advise that a prepared statement should be used;
  • Understand the different stages to follow from start to finish when representing a suspect;
  • Know whether a client should answer questions in the interview and what silence at interview may mean for your client at trial;
  • Be aware of issues concerning detention, release, bail, diversion and charge;
  • Have considered issues such as identification procedures, persons under a disability and immigration matters.
Level:
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Sources and References:
  • “Police Station Advisers Index,” Brian Spiro and Steven Bird (published by Thomson Sweet & Maxwell, December 2010);
  • Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.
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This two-part CPDcast series with Steven Bird, founding partner of Birds Solicitors and co-author of the “Police Station Advisers Index,” provides comprehensive guidance to criminal solicitors on the important steps to take when advising a client who is being interviewed by the police.

Date recorded 13th March 2014

Podcast last reviewed: 2014-04-11

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