Revise SQE Criminal Practice

Revise SQE Criminal Practice

SQE1 Revision Guide

Mark Thomas, James J Ball


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Revise SQE Criminal Practice provides readers with the core legal principles and rules to be tested by the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE1) Functioning Legal Knowledge assessment. It covers the fundamental rules relating to criminal practice from the commission of the criminal offence, through to the investigation and charge of the offence, and the trial process. In particular, the text considers the law, procedure and processes involved in advising a client at the police station, pre-trial considerations and magistrates’ court and Crown Court trials, including sentencing and appeals. Readers will be able to test their knowledge throughout by the use of SQE-style multiple-choice questions, and with practical examples demonstrating the application of the law.


Mark Thomas:

Mark Thomas is a non-practising barrister, and senior lecturer in law, specialising in criminal law, procedure and evidence. He has taught law for a number of years at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, including the Legal Practice Course (LPC). He has published academic textbooks in the field of criminal law and evidence, and have extensive experience in writing revision-style books for law students. 


James J Ball is a lecturer in law at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University. James teaches across both the undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including Criminal Litigation on the Legal Practice Course (LPC). He has a particular interest in both substantive and procedural criminal law, as well as the law of evidence. He also has considerable expertise in mooting and advocacy skills.