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Crime news: reminder about free CPD provider training events

Spaces available in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester for Public Defender Service events.


There is still time to book a place on one of the free training events being run by the Public Defender Service (PDS) Advocacy Unit.

The evening events for crime providers are all Continuous Professional Development (CPD) accredited and there are 2 points for each session.

Spaces are available in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester for sessions running between 5.30pm and 7.30pm.

Available training events

Topic Location(s) and date
Vulnerable defendants: the identification of vulnerabilities, intermediaries and the law Leeds 15 October 2014
Police stations: updates on confessions, hearsay, privilege and identification for police station representatives Newcastle 14 October 2014 and Manchester 16 October 2014

Booking your place

If you would like to attend one or more of these events, please click on the link below to book a place. Many of our events on the booking page are now full. But the ones listed above were still available on 8 October 2014.

After you have booked we will send you an email confirmation which will include further details.

If we are over-subscribed for any of the above events, we will also confirm this at the earliest opportunity.

About us

The PDS was recently expanded to include the PDS Advocacy Unit. The Advocacy Unit specialises in serious and complex Crown Court cases and offers criminal advocacy services in a broad range of cases.

Further information

Book a place

Email: PDSClerks

PDS website

Telephone: 0203 545 8924

Published 9 October 2014