Essential Disclosure

The duties in relation to disclosure are a fundamental part of a fair investigation and  preparation for trial process. Those carrying out investigations and handling disclosure must comply with the statutory scheme for disclosure. This case study led intensive one day training will provide delegates with the knowledge, skills and confidence to handle the process effectively. Delegates will consider the statutory scheme relating to disclosure and how it applies during the investigation stage, including the duty to record and retain material and to reveal unused material to the Prosecutor. The training will explain how to compile the non-sensitive and sensitive material schedules and the Disclosure Officer report. This process will be explored though case studies and question and answer sessions.

  • Understand responsibilities of the investigator, investigating officer, disclosure officer and prosecutor
  • Evaluate the duty to record, retain and reveal information
  • Consider legal duties in completing the sensitive and non sensitive material schedules
  • Review of the duties of the prosecution in carrying out disclosure and the defence disclosure process
  • Understand the obligations in disclosing expert evidence, 3rd party disclosure and file and information management

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“Roles of disclosure officer and rules of disclosure- excellent very well presented and with the right level of targeting to the audience”

“The tutor was excellent, the course was well presented and very easy to understand. Most useful was applying the evidential tests and deciding what goes on each schedule. The exercises were very helpful for reinforcing the topic at the end of each topic- overall excellent”.

“The session assisted my understanding very well. In particular the defence statement, used and unused material and sensitive material. The tutor was well prepared, professional and engaging”.

“First Class presentation and good detail”.