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Professor Peter Hungerford-Welch

Assistant Dean

The City Law School, Professional Programmes

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About

Overview

Professor Peter Hungerford-Welch is Assistant Dean (Head of Professional Programmes), overseeing the School’s professional programmes, including the Bar Professional training Course and the Legal Practice Course.

Peter joined The City Law School (formerly known as the Inns of Court School of Law) in 1986, having previously practised as a barrister, predominantly in criminal work. He teaches on the Bar Professional Training Course, in the areas of Criminal Litigation & Sentencing, and Fraud and Economic Crime. He also teaches on two modules of the Master of Laws programme, Criminal Justice: The Process of the Courts, and Sentencing: Theory and Practice; he also supervises dissertations on the LLM.

Peter is a contributor to Blackstone's Criminal Practice (Oxford University Press). His other major published work is Criminal Litigation and Sentencing (Routledge, 8th edition, 2014); a new edition is due in 2019. He is a regular contributor to the Criminal Law Review and is the Cases Editor for that journal. He also contributes to a number of The City Law School BPTC manuals, including Criminal Litigation & Sentencing.

Peter is an academic member of the Law Society's Criminal Law Committee.

Peter has been a Fellow of Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy) since 2003.

Qualifications

  1. LLB, University of Hull, United Kingdom, Oct 1980 – Jun 1983

Postgraduate training

  1. Barrister, Inns of Court School of Law/Inner Temple, London, United Kingdom, Sep 1983 – Jun 1984

Publications

  1. Hungerford-Welch, P. (2014). Criminal Procedure and Sentencing. Oxford: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-73354-0.

Books (4)

  1. Hungerford-Welch, P, (2011). Criminal Litigation and Sentencing. Peake, R. (Ed.), Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-969610-9.
  2. Duncan, N., Wolfgarten, A. and Hungerford-Welch, P. (2010). Opinion Writing and Case Preparation. Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-959184-8.
  3. School, T.C.L. and Hungerford-Welch, P. (2010). Remedies. Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-959183-1.
  4. School, T.C.L. and Hungerford-Welch, P. (2010). Employment Law in Practice. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-957919-8.

Chapters (8)

  1. Hungerford-Welch, P. (2011). Courts, judges and parties. In Ormerod, D. and Hooper, A. (Eds.), Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2011 (Book & CD-ROM Pack) Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-958929-6.
  2. Hungerford-Welch, P. (2011). Preliminary procedures in magistrates' courts. In Ormerod, D. and Hooper, A. (Eds.), Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2011 (Book & CD-ROM Pack) Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-958929-6.
  3. Hungerford-Welch, P. (2011). Classification of offences and determining mode of trial. In Ormerod, D. and Hooper, A. (Eds.), Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2011 (Book & CD-ROM Pack) Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-958929-6.
  4. Hungerford-Welch, P. (2011). Bail. In Ormerod, D. and Hooper, A. (Eds.), Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2011 (Book & CD-ROM Pack) Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-958929-6.
  5. Hungerford-Welch, P. (2011). Sending cases from the magistrates' court to the Crown Court. In Ormerod, D. and Hooper, A. (Eds.), Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2011 (Book & CD-ROM Pack) Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-958929-6.
  6. Hungerford-Welch, P. (2011). Summary trial: the course of the trial. In Ormerod, D. and Hooper, A. (Eds.), Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2011 (Book & CD-ROM Pack) Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-958929-6.
  7. Hungerford-Welch, P. (2011). Sentencing in the magistrates' court. In Ormerod, D. and Hooper, A. (Eds.), Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2011 (Book & CD-ROM Pack) Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-958929-6.
  8. Hungerford-Welch, P. (2011). Trial of juveniles. In Ormerod, D. and Hooper, A. (Eds.), Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2011 (Book & CD-ROM Pack) Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-958929-6.

Journal articles (9)

  1. Rafferty, L.J., Hargreaves, D. and Hungerford-Welch, P. (2012). R. v E. Criminal Law Review, (5), pp. 383–386.
  2. Hungerford-Welch, P. (2012). Police officers as jurors. Criminal Law Review, (5), pp. 320–342.
  3. Sutherland, J. and Hungerford-Welch, P. (2012). R. v Ali (Abdulla Ahmed). Criminal Law Review, (5), pp. 378–383.
  4. Sutherland, J. and Hungerford-Welch, P. (2012). R. v F. Criminal Law Review, (4), pp. 282–286.
  5. Rees, T. and Hungerford-Welch, P. (2012). R. v Thompson. Criminal Law Review, (1), pp. 71–74.
  6. O'Hanlon, K. and Hungerford-Welch, P. (2012). R. v Miah. Criminal Law Review, (1), pp. 67–71.
  7. Hungerford-Welch, P., Guilfoyle, M., Shaw, R. and Khan, J. (2011). Victim personal statements: Should they affect the sentencing process? Criminal Justice Matters, 85(1), pp. 36–38. doi:10.1080/09627251.2011.599687.
  8. Hungerford-Welch, P. (2011). Summary trial -too summary? Criminal Justice Matters, 84(1), pp. 10–11. doi:10.1080/09627251.2011.576013.
  9. Hungerford-Welch, P. (2010). Prosecution interviews of defence witnesses. Criminal Law Review, (9), pp. 690–701.

Practitioners (3)

  1. (2011). Criminal Procedure Rules Update. The Expert Witness Institute Newsletter, pp. 19–20
  2. (2011). Case comment on R v Firth. Blackstone's Criminal Practice Quarterly Update, pp. 8–8
  3. (2011). Comment and Analysis piece, "Indictments: To Join or Not to Join". Blackstone's Criminal Practice Quarterly Update, pp. 14–15

Other Activities

Events/conferences (2)

  1. Sentencing: Academic and Practitioner Perspectives. The City Law School (2014).
    Description: A conference co-hosted by The City Law School and the Sentencing Council of England and Wales. Topics included: Sentence Reductions for a Guilty Plea; Youth Court Sentencing; Practitioner and Academic Perspectives on Sentencing and Sentencing Guidelines.
  2. Sweet & Maxwell Criminal Law Review Conference. London (2013).
    Description: Presenting an update on developments in Criminal Procedure

Keynote lecture/speech

  1. "Abuse of Process: An Effective Safeguard in the Criminal Justice System?". The City Law School, Gray's Inn Place campus (2016). Criminal proceedings may be 'stayed' if either it would not be possible for the defendant to receive a fair trial (for example, because of excessive delay) or it would not be fair for the defendant to be tried (for example, because of serious misconduct on the part of the prosecuting authorities).
    This lecture examines some of the ways in which criminal proceedings might amount to an abuse of process, and goes on to evaluate whether the power of the court to stay proceedings for this reason (as that power has been interpreted in case law) offers an adequate safeguard against unfairness towards those accused of criminal offences, and what might be done to improve its effectiveness in so doing.