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English legal system, criminal law & procedure

Duration: 16 Type: distance-learning Training language: English Trainer: David Hutchins Audience: Translator, Lawyer

English law for legal translators and interpreters.

This course is about the English Legal System, criminal law and procedure.

This training course has been designed to help legal translators and interpreters acquire a knowledge of the basic elements of English Common Law terminology and the concepts which lie behind the terminology.

Trainer: David Hutchins, Solicitor
During the last 13 years he has been teaching English law to civil code lawyers and legal translators and interpreters, with a strong emphasis on basic Common Law concepts and terminology, including civil liability and criminal law and procedure.

14-day online course (8 hours a week, free organisation).

Fees: €350.

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Training programme
1

Introduction to English law

  • Presentation
  • Programme
2

Legal system

  • Sources of law
  • Common Law and equity
  • Judges and judicial interpretation
  • Legal profession: solicitors and barristers
  • Tribunals, courts with special jurisdiction
3

Criminal law

  • Elements of criminal liability
  • Principals and accessories
  • Theft and theft-related offences
  • Assault and offences of violence
  • Defences
  • Inchoate offences
  • Voluntary manslaughter
  • Involuntary manslaughter
4

Criminal procedure

  • Arrest and arrestable offences
  • Cautions
  • Police and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
  • The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)
  • The Attorney-General
  • Criteria for a criminal prosecution
  • Charge or summons
  • Appearance in the Magistrates’ Court
  • Composition of the Magistrates’ Court
  • Summary offences, indictable offences, either-way offences
  • Summary trial
  • Trial in the Crown Court
  • The judge and jury
  • Examination of witnesses
  • Burden of proof and standard of proof
  • Closing speeches and summing-up
  • Majority verdicts
  • Mitigation
  • Sentences
  • Offences taken into consideration (TICs)
  • Appeals
  • Crown Court trials without a jury
  • Solicitors, barristers and judges
  • Deferred prosecution agreements
  • Plea bargains and Goodyear Indications
  • Role of the prosecution in sentencing
  • Victim surcharge
5

Conclusion

 
Application
  • CV
  • Presentation of your career goals
Support
  • 14-day online course

David Hutchins

David Hutchins is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.

For over 25 years he was the senior partner of his own firm of solicitors in London, dealing with a range of general practice areas including conveyancing, probate, wills, personal injury...

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