Criminal Litigation and Sentencing: 2008-2009 by The City Law School
Written by experienced practitioners in this area, Criminal Litigation and Sentencing offers an excellent introduction to the law, rules and practices of criminal procedure and sentencing which govern the role of the criminal advocate across the full range of criminal proceedings, including trial in the magistrates', youth, Crown and appellant courts. The legal framework underpinning all aspects of a criminal case is clearly examined, from the moment an individual is arrested and charged, through to trial, and appeals against conviction. Full consideration is also given to the law and practice of sentencing ensuring that the junior practitioner has a full working knowledge of all aspects of the criminal justice system which may be encountered in the early years of practice. This 2008-2009 edition looks at recent developments in the criminal justice system originating from the continued implementation of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.It also features a new appendix designed to clearly highlight the provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 which are in force and those which are yet to be implemented, ensuring that the reader is fully aware of the current legislative framework within which they should work. Other recent legislative and case law developments are also fully considered, including the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 and the Serious Crime Act 2007, ensuring that the reader is fully equipped with the most up to date information in this dynamic area of the law. Criminal Litigation and Sentencing is essential reading for all trainee barristers, and is also a useful source of reference for all junior practitioners wishing to refresh their understanding of the criminal justice system and its procedures and practices.