|Cod y Modiwl
|| LPM0610 |
|Teitl y Modiwl
|| ADVANCED CRIMINAL ADVOCACY |
|| 2007/2008 |
|Cyd-gysylltydd y Modiwl
|| Professor John R Williams |
|| Semester 2 |
|| LPM0100 , LPM0140 , LPM0505 , LPM0500 , LPM0405 , LPM0400 , LPM0325 , LPM0300 , LPM0200 , LPM0215 |
|| LPM1010 , LPM0910 , LPM0810 , LPM0710 , LPM1210 , LPM1110 , LPM1310 |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Asesiad Semester||3 Awr ||100%|
|Asesiad Ailsefyll||3 Awr RESIT ||100%|
|| Law Society validated Study Scheme |
Canlyniadau dysguWedi cwblhau'r modiwl dylai'r myfyrwyr:
1. Construct and draft written submissions and other legal documents in the context of criminal litigation through the medium of Welsh
2. Deliver oral presentations of those arguments through the medium of Welsh
3. Deal with witnesses, in chief, by way of cross-examination, and re-examination in Welsh.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of terminology, and be able to exercise judgment in selecting appropriate Welsh legal terminology.
5. Interpret and explain law and procedure through the medium of Welsh
6. Respond appropriately to judicial intervention in the Welsh language
7. Demonstrate further development in the understanding of criminal litigation having regard to the practical difficulties that face the bilingual practitioner
8. Be aware of rules regarding disclosure of documentation.
9. Demonstrate an understanding of the distinction between various types of damages
10. Demonstrate an understanding of the procedures for dealing with child settlements.
11. In the case of Clinical Negligence, be aware of complaints procedures and disciplinary procedures of health care providers.
12. Be aware of rules relating to fatal accident claims.
To fulfil the University¿s academic aims and strategic objectives and in particular to broaden and enhance its portfolio of legal programmes and to teach, train and educate its students in such a way that they are fully equipped to enter the world of work as solicitors. The Department through a Centre for Legal Practice aims to stimulate enterprise and improve training and offer a rigorous and practical outcome to academic law.
The Elective modules enable students to create a package of specialities which fit their interests and the sort of solicitors¿ practice they wish to enter.
The University currently offers a Welsh language version of this module and it is desirable to offer the same module in English.
Building on the criminal litigation parts of LPM0325, the module will provide an advanced grounding in Criminal Law, Procedure and Evidence.
This Elective aims to provide a student with:
1. Case analysis skills from the perspective of the prosecution and the defence;
2. Detailed examination of common offences and procedures encountered in Criminal Practice including those not normally covered at undergraduate level;
3. An ability to predict the outcome of criminal cases based on sound evidential knowledge
4. Basic advocacy skills needed to present common applications in a Magistrates¿ Court, including pre-trial reviews and submissions of no case to answer;
5. The skills necessary to act for a client in custody i.e. negotiation and interviewing with an emphasis on the problems which clients and police officers can present.
1. Magistrates¿ powers, civil jurisdiction and the CPS structure, and the Code for Crown Prosecutors. In depth analysis of how criminal cases are proved, re-capping basic evidential concepts.
2. Crown Court procedure, advanced brief to counsel in a complex case, higher Rights of Audience for Solicitors, and funding in criminal cases. Advising and preparing clients for the Crown Court and advanced study of how to approach the first interview at the Police Station.
3. Common offences encountered together with examples of evidential features and likely sentences: Offences created by the Theft Acts 1968 and 1978 and good and bad fact analysis to select the correct charges and to successfully raise a defence.
4. Common offences encountered together with examples of evidential features and likely sentences: Offences Against the Person including offences of violence and sexual offences as amended by the Sex Offenders Act 2003.
5. Common offences encountered together with examples of evidential features and likely sentences: Dangerous drugs, controlled drugs, classification of drugs, possession, supply and intent to supply.
6. Common offences encountered together with examples of evidential features and likely sentences: Public Order offences.
7. Common offences encountered together with examples of evidential features and likely sentences: Offences involving harassment, anti-social behaviour, offensive weapons and criminal damage (Caldwell recklessness abolition included), client contact including: advising difficult clients, professional conduct issues and acting as a legal advisor in a police interrogation.
8. Common offences encountered together with examples of evidential features and likely sentences: Road traffic offences including: dangerous and careless driving, offences involving excess alcohol, sentences involving discretionary and obligatory disqualification, endorsement of driving licence, ¿special reasons¿ and ¿exceptional hardship¿.
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