The Bar Council Criminal Law Committee is organising the first instalment of a three-part lecture series entitled “A Guide to the Criminal Procedure Code”. This webinar seeks to assist those who are interested in understanding the fundamentals of criminal procedure. In this webinar, Baljit Singh Sidhu, a senior criminal law practitioner, will address the process of criminal- advocacy at the pre-trial stage. The following topics will be covered:
• The right to counsel
• Preparation for trial: client interview
• Professional conduct
• Bail pending trial
• Application for the particulars of the charge
• Discovery of documents
• Compounding of offences under the Penal Code and other laws
• Making effective representations
• The plea of guilt and plea in mitigation of sentence / plea bargaining
• Special provision relating to evidence
• High Court’s power to transfer cases
Baljit Singh Sidhu is a senior partner of Shukor Baljit & Partners. He is versatile in his practice of law. His main passion and experience lies in criminal litigation. He has appeared in courts as defence counsel for a whole gamut of cases. His areas of practice includes anti-money laundering, blue/white collar crimes, criminal advisory work, corruption, drug offences, environments, firearms, human trafficking, immigration, kidnapping, capital punishment offences, security laws and preventive detention, securities and money markets, statutory offences and terrorism.
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