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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)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This two part CPDcast series aims to provide an overview of certain aspects of the criminal trial procedure in the context of a prosecution for a death at work. The podcasts focus specifically on bad character evidence and hearsay evidence.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the main issues that surround corporate manslaughter;
  • Understand how the bad character provisions apply to corporations;
  • Know what is meant by bad character *Understand the different types of bad character;
  • Know the procedural rules in relation to notice, timing and content;
  • Understand the seven gateways that govern the admissibility of hearsay evidence.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Procedural
Sources and References:
  • Criminal Justice Act 2003;
  • Renda [2006] 1 Cr App R 24;
  • R v Weir [2006] Crim LR 433;
  • Consolidated Criminal Practice Direction;
  • R v M [2006] EWCA Crim 1110;
  • R v Musone [2007] EWCA 1237;
  • R v D (Havil) [2006] EWCA Crim 1703;
  • R v Campbell [2007] CrAppR28;
  • R v Lee Stephen Upson (30th January 2009);
  • R v Hanson (Nicky); R v Gilmore; R v P [2005] EWCA Crim 824.

In this two part CPDcast series, Felicity Gerry, a barrister at 36 Bedford Row, discusses corporations in criminal trials with a particular emphasis on bad character evidence and hearsay evidence. In this part, Felicity examines bad character evidence particularly the key elements of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and relevant case law. In part 2, she continues to look at bad character but also addresses hearsay evidence.

Podcast added: 25/09/09

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