Apex Chambers specialises in bespoke training and interactive workshops designed to meet the particular demands of our clients.
We have provided training for numerous organisations including branches of the Trading Standards Institute, Natural Resources Wales, and the Federation Against Software Theft. We provide workshops to assist those less experienced with court procedure to prepare and argue legal applications and improve advocacy skills for dispute resolution.
Our barristers have specialist knowledge relating to disclosure and are always happy to assist to ensure this vital task is undertaken thoroughly and clearly.
We regularly provide advice, training and lectures on developing areas of law and new legislation.
Areas of training
We provide training on:
• The decision to prosecute
• Enforcement policy and best practice
• Powers of entry
• Witness statements
• Evidence preservation and continuity
• Expert evidence
• Instituting proceedings
• Drafting Informations and Charges
• Bad character
• Abuse of process
• Giving evidence in court
• Avoiding the 'Vance Miller' scenario
• Amending charges out of time
• Accepting pleas and bases of plea
We pride ourselves on the quality of our courses and our ability to deliver them to all levels of delegate, from trainee officers to senior lawyers and managers. All our courses are approved for the purposes of continuing professional development.
We understand that individual organisations have individual training needs. Our courses can run for as little as 45 minutes to target a specific area or for as long as 3 days (ranging from regional meetings to large conferences) to provide an unrivalled training experience.
We can also stage mock court scenarios to provide valuable experience in giving evidence for new and senior officers alike.
Our courses covering new and developing areas of law are particularly popular, and include:
• Bribery Act 2010
• Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
• Fraud Act 2006
• Enterprise Act 2002
• Proceeds of Crime Act 2002