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Criminal Litigation and Sentencing

Thirtieth edition

The City Law School

June 2020

ISBN: 9780198860402

336 pages

In Stock

Bar Manuals

Price: £39.99

The only manuals for BPTC students, providing detailed coverage of the key laws, rules and procedures alongside practical exercises.



Criminal Litigation and Sentencing gives the reader a detailed understanding of the key laws, rules, and procedures underpinning the criminal justice system from arrest and charge of a suspect, to trial, sentencing, and appeal. Prosecution cases in the magistrates', Crown, youth, and appellant courts are each fully covered.

  • Provides an excellent introduction to the legal framework underpinning all aspects of the criminal justice system from arrest and charge of a suspect, through to trial, appeal, and sentencing
  • Clearly examines the procedures applicable in each of the criminal courts, ensuring that trainee barristers are able to effectively prepare and conduct hearings in the magistrates', Crown, and youth courts
  • Written with the requirements of the Bar course in mind, but also suitable for pupil barristers and new practitioners

New to this edition

  • Fully updated to reflect recent developments in practice and the law

About the Author(s)

The City Law School

This manual is edited by Robert McPeake, Barrister, Principal Lecturer, The City Law School.

Table of Contents

    4:Classification of offences and mode of trial
    5:Summary trial
    6:Youth court trials
    7:Sending cases to the Crown court
    8:Appeals from decisions of magistrates
    11:Crown Court trial
    12:Appeals to the Court of Appeal
    13:Procedure between conviction and sentence
    14:The principle of sentencing
    15:Non-custodial sentences
    16:Custodial sentences
    17:Sentencing young offenders

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