When Intoxication is a Defence to Criminal Offences – An update December 2016

 

It is crucial to recognise that as lawyers we often ignore evidence of intoxication by clients
when those clients are providing an account of what happened during the commission of a
suspect offence. Worse still, as lawyers, we may even consider that evidence as proof of the
guilt of our clients. To always dismiss evidence of intoxication as something that is either
irrelevant or inculpatory is extremely dangerous and may expose the solicitor or barrister to a
claim of professional negligence. We must all stay alert and alive to the possible ways in which
evidence of intoxication provides a full defence to a suspect.

Teaching method:  

e-Lecture, e-Paper;

Duration & pricing:

  • Net-Duration: 1 hour

To review scheduled booking options, please refer to: 2018 LEGAL CPD programme

CPD-Philanthropy is a network of distinguished Barristers and Consultant Professionals who reduce their fees to a minimum, to support you/your firm, to make a separate, distinct and voluntary donation, directly, to a charity of your choice instead. 

Between 2015 and 2017, 931 professionals in conjunction with 342 unique firms/companies, registered their attendance at different CPD-Philanthropy training events and initiatives​. We invite you to review more comprehensive information on participating firms/companiesnominated charities and testimonials by clicking the respective link.

LOGO 11