About the Video

Criminal Law and Procedure for Legal Interpreters and Translators

This two-part webinar is aimed at legal interpreters and translators and covers the following subjects: Session 1 – Elements required for criminal liability, capacity, principals and accessories: attempts and conspiracy. Defences and partial defences: self-defence, consent, insanity. Voluntary and involuntary manslaughter: what’s the difference? Differences between theft, burglary, robbery: range of assaults up to grievous bodily harm. Arrest, the charge, bail applications. Role of the Crown Prosecution Service: criteria for prosecution. Session 2 – Appearance in Magistrates’ Court, indictable and summary offences. Summary and Crown Court trials. Pleas, the jury. Court procedure, examination-in-chief, cross-examination, re-examination: evidence on oath, inadmissible evidence, corroboration: burden of proof and standard of proof. Closing speeches, judge’s summing up. Verdict, mitigation, sentence: fine, imprisonment and community orders: criminal appeals, decisions available to appeal courts.


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David Hutchins


Part 1: 1 hour and 4 min.,

Part 2: 1 hour and 9 min.

The information, materials and opinions (written or oral) included in this webinar recording and accompanying slides are for general information purposes only, are not intended to constitute legal or other professional advice, and should not be relied on or treated as a substitute for specific advice relevant to particular circumstances. Neither David Hutchins nor eCPD Ltd accepts any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on such information or materials. By viewing this webinar you acknowledge that you understand this limitation and accept that no relationship of solicitor and client exists between them and David Hutchins, the speaker.

Who should watch it?

Legal interpreters and translators interested in criminal law and legal translation to and from English.

What are the benefits to you?

With this two-part video you will acquire background on English Criminal Law and procedure to help you tackle legal translation to and from English.

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  1. Lucy Brooks

    We have collected some of the comments from the webinar viewers from the previous site. Here they are!

    Excellent webinar, much recommended!

    The webinar was great – there’s a lot of information packed in, and it was very illuminating!

    A great series!

    Highly informative and accessible – as usual for David Hutchins. I know he gives more training face to face but it is not always possible to attend due to family commitments, for example; webinars are accessible to all.

    I really enjoy ewebinars. Thank you.

    Thanks, this has been excellent training!