Date of Course:

 25 May and 28 May 18

Aim of the Course:

The course will provide you with the comprehensive coverage of court proceeding and examples of previous court cases.  Our instructor will guide you through different steps and share with you her expertise in court and trial experience.  It is an interactive course.  You will learn the essential skills in advocacy and get the essential skill for the prosecution process after the training. 


1.      Usual type of summonses from various departments

2.      Jurisdiction and venues for hearing

3.      Plea court and trial court

4.      Plea bargaining

5.      Pre-trial Review (PTR)

6.      Formal admissions

7.      Section 65B admissions: evidence by written statement

8.      Section 65C admissions: proof by formal admission

9.      The voir dire

10.  The prosecution’s duty of disclosure

11.  Getting witnesses to court

12.  Trial Procedure:

  • a)     Prosecution witnesses;
  • b)     Cross-examination of prosecution witnesses;
  • c)     Prosecution re-examination of its witnesses;
  • d)     Submission of no case to answer;
  • e)     Defence witnesses;
  • f)      Cross-examination of defence witnesses;
  • g)     Defence re-examination of its witnesses;
  • h)     Closing submission
  • i)       Mitigation

13.  The prosecutor’s role at sentencing

14.  Fines

15.  Defence costs

16.  Prosecution costs

17.  Wasted costs

18.  Appeals from the decision of a magistrate


Ms. Cherry Hui

Former Deputy Magistrate

Professional Experience

Cherry has been practicing in the legal professional for over 15 years. She has taught Company Law, Commercial Law, Land Law, Legal Issues in Nursing, Criminal Law and Trial Advocacy at different universities and institutions. She is a highly sought after speaker on different legal issues at events and as a speaker in criminal procedure. Cherry was appointed as a Deputy Special Magistrate in 2008 and became a Deputy Magistrate in 2011.  Cherry successfully handled thousands of court cases as a Deputy Judicial Officer until she finished that appointment in November 2014 and resumed her practice.

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