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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at criminal lawyers interested in keeping abreast of recent developments within criminal law and evidence. It touches on a number of pertinent authorities across a broad range of areas including hearsay, identification, bad character and the admissibility of the PCMH form as evidence.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Be familiar with the case of R v Riat, which clarified the approach that courts should adopt when assessing the admissibility of hearsay evidence and appreciate how the Court of Appeals' guidance was subsequently applied in the cases of R v Fagan and R v Shabir;
  • Have considered the appeals of R v Alexander and R v Mcgill and the issue of identification evidence and the perils of social media;
  • Be aware of the approach of the courts to the issue of bad character and cross admissibility in both the cases of R v Benabbou and R v Cross;
  • Be familiar with the case of Newell which dealt with the issue of admissibility of a defendant’s previous inconsistent statements on their PCMH form.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • Al-Khawaja and Tahery v UK 26766/05 [2011] ECHR 2127 (15 December 2011);
  • R (Firth)-v-Epping Magistrates’ Court [2011] EWHC 338 (Admin);
  • R v Horncastle & Others [2009] UKSC 14;
  • R v Lucas [1981] Q.B 720;
  • R-v-Alexander; R-v-McGill [2012] EWCA Crim;
  • R-v-Benabbou [2012] EWCA Crim 3088;
  • R-v-Cross [2012] EWCA Crim 2277;
  • R-v-D (E) [2010] EWCA Crim 1213;
  • R-v-Fagan [2012] EWCA Crim 2248;
  • R-v-Hanson [2005]2 Cr App R 21;
  • R-v-Ibrahim [2012] EWCA Crim 837;
  • R-v-Newell [2012] EWCA Crim 650;
  • R-v-Riat and other appeals [2012] EWCA Crim 1509;
  • R-v-Shabir [2012] EWCA Crim 2564.
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In this podcast Adrian Lower, a District Judge (Magistrates’ Court) on the North Eastern circuit discusses recent developments within criminal law and evidence focusing in particular on hearsay, identification evidence, bad character and whether the PCMH form is admissible as evidence.

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Date Recorded: 20th February 2013

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