In the realm of criminal justice, the ability to navigate the intricate process of cross-examination and the delicate act of presenting a plea in mitigation can significantly impact the outcome of a case. This webinar will define the significance of cross-examination and explore the key objectives that underpin this critical phase of a criminal trial. We will share effective techniques for conducting cross-examination. We will focus on how to address common challenges faced with cross-examination and offer strategies to overcome them including developing a strategic approach to cross-examination, emphasising the importance of crafting questions that anticipate responses.
The second half of our webinar will focus on the art of presenting a plea in mitigation. We will demystify this essential component of criminal trials, explaining when and how to present a plea in mitigation effectively. This webinar will guide you through the process of crafting compelling and persuasive pleas for leniency and examining their impact on sentencing. Case studies and examples will be shared to solidify your understanding of this critical aspect of criminal law.