Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook 2023 (Paperback)
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The new edition of the bestselling Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook provides a complete practical guide for the busy practitioner. Incorporating full references to the Magistrates' Court Sentencing Guidelines, it offers all you need in one trustworthy source. Covering all the key aspects of magistrates' court practice, the book focuses on the areas most likely to arise at short notice requiring an instant response from the advocate, as well as on those offences most frequently experienced at court, such as assault, public order, dishonesty, drugs, weapons, driving, criminal damage, and sexual offences. Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook's easy-to-use pocket-sized format facilitates quick reading and instant decision-making. Tables, flow-charts, and a clear system of icons aid comprehension and speedy navigation. Cross-referencing to Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2023 provides you with easy access to in-depth commentary.
About the Author
Bartholomew Dalton, Anthony Edwards Anthony Edwards is a retired Senior Partner of T.V. Edwards. He served at almost every level of committee in the criminal justice system, as well as the Council of Justice, and sat on the editorial boards of Criminal Law Review and Cordery on Solicitors, and as a member of the Law Commission's advisory group on criminal law. He has authored Police Station Adviser's handbook (LAG) and, with Roger Ede, Criminal Defence, A Guide to Good Practice (Law Society). He wrote the Criminal Law Update for the Law Society's Gazette and his articles have appeared in Archbold News and Criminal Law Review. Bartholomew Dalton is a solicitor and key member of the Serious and General Crime team at top-ranked London criminal defence firm Hickman & Rose. He is an experienced litigator and advocate in the Magistrates' Courts and is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 legal directory. Bartholomew is a committee member and the law reform officer for the London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association.