Legal Skills, Evidence and Practice

This module enables delegates to effectively identify and collect evidence in a structured manner. They will develop an understanding of the rules of evidence and their impact on the admissibility, reliability and weight of evidence. The importance of best practice record keeping and practical tips on how to evaluate the evidence will provide delegates with excellent skills in analysis, process and practice. There will be practical case studies throughout the day.

Learning Outcomes

  • Considering the relevant legal framework
  • Examining the rules of evidence – admissibility, reliability, weight and credibility of evidence
  • Considering the requirements of PACE and the Codes of Practice
  • Identifying real, documentary, hearsay, circumstantial, interviews and witness evidence
  • Establishing a methodology for best practice records and notes
  • Knowing the legal obligations in disclosure
  • Understanding admissibility of evidence in hearsay and confessions
  • Conducting case analysis and developing a structured framework for evidence evaluation

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“Very well delivered with great sector knowledge, along with a sense of humour”

“Very well presented and put in context of FSO the continuity of evidence, types of evidence and disclosure rules”

“Relaxed environment and paced well. Excellent detail and format. Handouts and preread useful”

“A large improvement on my understanding. Excellent explanations, ability to explain technical things in an understandable language and with real scenarios”

“All parts of the training were very well presented with opportunity for questions to be asked. Tutor excellent. Extremely knowledgeable and experienced”.

“Met objectives very well and learnt about process and note taking. Fantastic course. Tutor incredibly knowledgeable and easy to understand”.

“Explained pre learning very well. Extremely informative and relevant to my role. Tutor was very good, calm and collected and explained all points very well. In my opinion all inspectors should attend this course.

“Very good, understanding hearsay and the codes C and E. Good presentation and knowledge and all questions answered”.

“Well balanced session with theory and examples. An excellent tutor”.

“Very informative. Good case studies. Explained everything. Particularly enjoyed role play. Session brilliant. Tutor fantastic. I wish I had her knowledge”.