The Liver Building

Road traffic law for criminal practitioners: a practical guide


Speaker: Colin Beaumont

Date: Monday 7th September, 2020

Time: 14:00 - 15:00

Areas of Law: Criminal

Competencies: A1a & b, A2a & d, A4 & b, A5a, B1a, B2a, B3a & b and B5a, b, c & d


Course Code: S4482


This 1-hour course will bring you right up to date with the things you need to know.

A full set of notes have been written to accompany the presentation – they consist of some 16 Parts and run to 114 pages – we are not going to get through all of the material in 1-hour but the notes are set out in such a way that they are very readable – you can read through them at your leisure.

The course is extremely practical and will be of interest to anyone involved in the day-to-day practice of criminal law in England and Wales.

This course will touch upon the following 12 points:

1 – Penalty Points and the ‘totting up’ system

2 – Disqualifications – both Obligatory and Discretionary

3 – Special Reasons

4 – Some important case-law in this area

5 – Defendant’s Costs Orders

6 – The Statutory Assumption

7 – Experts and their Reports

8 – Drink, Drugs and the Driver

9 – Advising on Road Traffic Offences – 2020 – 50 written questions and answers

10 – Guidance published by the Sentencing Council concerning drug driving

11 – ‘Driving’, ‘attempting to drive’ and ‘in charge’

12 – A word or two about case management and the disclosure of the trial issues and ‘evidence’ and ‘unused material’

Speaker Biographies

Colin Beaumont is a solicitor in private practice, a former partner now a consultant to a major criminal law firm. He is an experienced Duty solicitor for police stations and Magistrates’ Courts, and also lectures widely in the area of criminal law. He first qualified as a barrister in 1982 and then re-qualified as a solicitor in 1996. Whilst a qualified barrister, he was a legal adviser in some 40 Magistrates’ Courts over a period of 12 years, he has been a lawyer in various guises for the past 25 years.


Member £35
Non-member £50
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