Professional Development (CPD) – Solicitor’s Professional Development working towards the SRA’s Competency Statement.
SRA Competency – All of our courses advertised below will satisfy Part B (Legal Technical Practice) of the SRA Competency Statement.
So why choose Sills & Betteridge LLP for your Professional Development?
1. We employ a range of quality speakers who specialise in different areas of law to deliver high quality training to our delegates;
2. We offer quality training in the Lincolnshire area which saves local solicitors’ firms money on travel expenses;
3. We offer training at a reduced cost and offer discounts for group bookings;
4. Our course materials are written by our speakers, are tailored to each individual course, and are updated before the course to ensure that the delegates are receiving the most up to date information; and
5. Interaction between delegates and speakers is encouraged to help understanding.
How will you record your continuing competence?
You will be provided with a certificate at the end of each course. On the reverse of the certificate you will be able to reflect on your learning activity and record your tangible outcomes which can be retained and produced at a later stage as evidence of your continuing competence.
How do I book?
The Duty Solicitor
18 October @ 9:00 am - 4:45 pm£149
Intermediate/Advanced Level – Competence – B – Technical Legal Practice.
Colin Beaumont returns to Sills and Betteridge on Friday 18th October 2019. The morning course will update you on the things you need to know when acting for a client as the Duty Solicitor at Court. The afternoon course covers the Duty Solicitor at the Police Station. The following items will be covered during each session:
- The advice to give at that first hearing in relation to Credit following the Guidance document on Credit published by The Sentencing Council – admissions made in the interview
- Dealing with the PET form following a guilty plea – a tricky area for the Duty Solicitor!
- The Duty Solicitor Guidance 2018 document published by the LAA in July 2018
- 25 useful things to know when acting as the Duty Solicitor in the Breaches Court
- 25 useful things to know when acting as the Duty Solicitor in the Youth Court
- 25 useful things to know when acting as the Duty Solicitor in the Adult Magistrates’ Court
- Advising on alcohol offences generally under the Road Traffic Act 1988, as amended
- Advising on drugs offences generally under the Road Traffic Act 1988, as amended
- Recent Case-Law for criminal practitioners from the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court
- Recent legislation of importance when acting as the Court Duty Solicitor
- Rule 8 of the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015, as amended (we now have 9 amendment documents!)
- Rule 7 of the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 – things to look out for when the proceedings have been commenced by means of a Written
- Disclosure issues
- Written statements
- Opening statements at the commencement of the interview
- Awkward client scenarios
- 100 questions with 100 written answers
- Payment issues
- Retention/destruction of biometric material (DNA and fingerprints)
- Waiver of privilege issues
- Arrests and the ‘necessity criteria’ under PACE
- Encryption and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA)