Our training programme is delivered by lawyers for local authority staff working in the area of enforcement. It ensures that local authority staff have a clear understanding of what is required of them during the prosecution process and how to prepare a successful prosecution file from start to finish.
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.
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
Book this course to learn how to prepare your files successfully.
Public dates to be confirmed soon, please contact Fergal O'Neill at 01 8788 265 for further information.