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Archbold Magistrates' Courts Criminal Practice 2019
GBP£ 199*

General Editor: District Judge Barbara Barnes Archbold authority for the magistrates' court

Bringing you the authority, trust, and reassurance you would expect from Archbold but designed specifically for the magistrates' court, Archbold Magistrates' Courts Criminal Practice 2019 arms you with all the expertise you need to successfully practise in the magistrates' court.

  • Covers all criminal matters dealt with in the magistrates' court
  • Follows a chronological order, so that you can find the information you need quickly
  • Gives you the law and procedures from those who really understand how it works
  • Provides practical guidance on substantive law, showing what the prosecution must prove, defences and sentencing for each offence
  • Includes full citation of authorities from statute and case law, which can be cited in court
  • Features specialist coverage of youth courts, with guidance on proceedings and the regime for vulnerable witnesses
  • Sets out how to deal with mentally disordered offenders, showing what special arrangements apply
  • Contains flowcharts, procedural checklists, core statutory material, Codes, Rules and Practice Directions for ease of reference
  • Ensures portability with a one-volume format, ideal for court use

New in this edition

  • Brand new chapters on Confiscation of Orders by the magistrates’ courts and Forfeiture of the Proceeds of Crime
  • Examines the meaning of cheating in the context of gambling and the relevance to it of dishonesty as upheld by the recent UK Supreme Court case in Ivey v. Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords
  • Provides guidance in relation to application of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 with reference to the 2017 case of R. v. Chapman where the Supreme Court dismissed the appellants application by confirming that nitrous oxide is not a medicinal product and therefore is not an exempted substance within the purposes of the 2016 Act
  • Considers the case of R. (Cardin) v. Crown Court at Birmingham, which re-examines prosecution’s ability to appeal to the Crown Court against a grant of bail
  • Grounds for the trial of young children in Crown Court as highlighted by the Court of Appeal in R. v. Grant-Murray and HenryR. v. McGill, Hewitt (Corey) and Hewitt (Andrew)
  • Considers the self defence case of R v Ray and the level of force used, which is deemed reasonable under the circumstances in householder cases
  • An age assessment of the defendant to be conducted when the age is in dispute as held by the High Court in R. (M.) v. Hammersmith Youth Court
  • The scope of privilege against self-incrimination as depicted by the High Court in the case of R. (River East Supplies Ltd) v. Crown Court at Nottingham
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