Criminal Law and Procedure - England and Wales

Public course: £550 + VAT
In-house course: call for details
Qualification: Can count towards the Cardiff University Bond Solon Criminal Expert Witness Certificate - please call for details
Duration: 2 Days

Important Update

Please note that this course is now being delivered virtually on a public basis and we can do the same with closed courses for individual organisations and their staff. Our virtual classrooms are easy to navigate with instant access to face-to-face real time learning. The technology includes group conversation, online polls, interactive white boards as well as break out room functionality. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 7549 2549 or email us at

Key Learning Points

  • Gaining an overview of the criminal justice system and criminal prosecution
  • Understanding the Criminal Procedure Rules, the legal framework and codes of practice
  • Recognising the relevance of the Human Rights Act 1998
  • Differentiating between different types of evidence, including oral, documentary and real evidence and issues relating to the admissibility of hearsay and evidence of bad character
  • Distinguishing between facts, inferences and opinion

Criminal Law and Procedure - overview

As an expert witness involved in criminal proceedings in England and Wales, you need to understand the basics of law and legal procedure. This helps you work effectively and confidently, and to comply with mandatory requirements.

In this structured training course, you’ll consider the practical implications of your duties and responsibilities to the court as set out in Part 19 of the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015.

You’ll also learn the essentials of disclosure, continuity of evidence and how to maintain professional objectivity and impartiality.

If you wish to count this course towards the Cardiff University Bond Solon Criminal Expert Witness Certificate, please note that (if not already paid) an additional marking and accreditation fee will apply. Please call 020 7549 2549 for details.

2021 Public Expert Witness Training Dates

Please contact our office on 020 7549 2540 or email if you are interested in undertaking expert witness courses in 2021.

Due to VAT regulations, if you are booking outside the UK, please contact the office.

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If you have 4 or more colleagues interested in this course it may be more cost effective to run the training In-house at your organisation. To discuss this further please please call us on +44 (0) 0207 549 2549 or contact us via email

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