This new edition of the bestselling Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook provides a complete practical guide for the busy magistrates' court advocate. Incorporating essential extracts from the Magistrates' Court Sentencing Guidelines, Andrew Keogh offers all you need in one trustworthy source. Covering all the key aspects of magistrates' court practice, the book focuses on the areas most likely to arise at short notice requiring an instant response from the advocate, as well as on those offences most frequently experienced at court, such as public order, drugs, weapons, driving, criminal damage, and sexual offences. Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook 's easy-to-use pocket-sized format facilitates quick reading and instant decision-making. Tables, flow-charts, and a clear system of icons aid comprehension and speedy navigation. Cross-referencing to Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2012 provides you with easy access to in-depth commentary.
Andrew Keogh splits his time between criminal law practice, writing and lecturing. His weekly CrimeLine Updater is read by over 16,000 criminal lawyers and he trains in excess of 10,000 delegates on his courses each year. He describes criminal law as being almost as intoxicating as wine!
He undertakes a mixture of case work, and prefers to take cases that interest him - generally those with a medico-legal aspect, or interesting points of law to argue.
Andrew lives near Manchester and is married with 2 children.