This course will provide the up to date information and interpretation of the impact of the CPIA legislation, Codes of Practice and Attorney Generals guidelines, from the beginning to the end of the case.
The requirements of CPIA
- Set out what it is that the law requires.
- Introduction to outline the basis why there have been changes made to the way in which the disclosure process is carried out by all parties to criminal proceedings.
- Roles and Responsibilities and definitions.
CPIA during the investigation, what is expected?
- CPIA from the beginning of the case, what is expected?
- Joint working responsibilities.
- Disclosure strategies.
- Reasonable lines of enquiry and the balance with privacy.
- Relevance test.
- Prosecution disclosure test.
- Third party material.
- Managing material throughout the case.
- Investigation and policy log and its relevance.
- Engagement with the Prosecuting Solicitor.
To provide the up to date information and interpretation of the impact of the CPIA legislation, Codes of Practice and Attorney Generals guidelines, from the beginning to the end of the case.
The Statutory Disclosure Scheme and how it operates.
- Pre-charge engagement.
- Revealing material to prosecutor, relevance test, correct forms, content and certification.
- Common Law disclosure test and prosecution disclosure test.
- The presumption that certain material will meet the disclosure test and what this will mean in practice.
- Disclosure management document.
- Digital material & third party material.
- Defence Statements and ongoing disclosure requirements.
- Public Interest Immunity (PII).