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File Preparation for Local Authority Prosecutions

Gain a clear understanding of what is required of you during the prosecution process and how to prepare a successful prosecution file from start to finish.

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About this course

Our training programme is delivered by lawyers for local authority staff working in the area of enforcement. It is specifically designed for those responsible for gathering evidence, interviewing suspects, witnesses, taking and formatting witness statements, recording internal investigations, writing warning letters and reports and preparing prosecution files.

Correct prosecution file management enables the legal team / state solicitor / DPP to fully appreciate the complexities of the case, so they may issue just directions on it and ultimately enables the prosecution’s case to stand up to challenge in the courtroom. Poor prosecution file management is often the reason why staff have ‘nothing to show’ for an otherwise successful investigation.

Why Choose This Course

In many cases lawyers reject cases due to problems such as:

Difficulties with the evidential trail

Insufficient information furnished

Inclusion of irrelevant information and documentation

An apparent lack of understanding as to what the case involves

Course Syllabus

Key learning points:

Content and formatting of:

  • Memos
  • Reports
  • Notes
  • Witness Statements

Powers to Issue:

  • Summonses
  • Notices
  • Warning Letters

Understanding and gathering evidence:

  • Reports
  • Photos
  • Plans
  • CCTV

This course provides essential training for local authority staff working in the areas of:

  • Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Building Control
  • Environmental Section
  • Fire Safety
  • Licencing
  • Litter
  • Planning

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File Preparation for Local Authority Prosecutions