This book covers the Law Societys Occupational Standards in Legal Practice for the NVQ in Criminal Litigation. Areas covered include: representing clients at the police station; taking preliminary instructions; giving advice; and dealing with court appointments. The reader is taken through the various stages associated with dealing with criminal clients. The complexities of criminal law and procedure relevant to these areas are explained, leading to an understanding of the implications of the rules in everyday practice. Why information is needed from clients and its implications, when information should be given by or to the client and the factors that affect the advice to be given are covered in a practical context
About the Author
Jane Tyrer, MA, LLB, Barrister, is Principal Lecturer in Law and Field Chair of Law at Buckinghamshire University College. David Lawton, MA, is a Solicitor Advocate and a Partner with Budd Martin Burrett. He is former Chair of the Legal Aid Practitioners Group.