Bad character - what you need to know

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Course Overview

Topics considered include:

  • The definition of bad character application
  • Admissible in 'criminal proceedings'
  • Admissibility of the bad character of a non-defendant
  • The bad character of the defendant
  • Matter in issue between the defendant and the prosecution
  • When should the prosecution seek to rely upon the defendants bad character?
  • Important explanatory evidence
  • The conviction or more than the mere conviction?
  • Part 35 of the Criminal Procedure Rules 2012 - Evidence of bad character
  • Defence witnesses
  • It is evidence to correct a false impression given by the defendant
  • The defendant has made an attack on another persons character
  • Case law

What are the requirements?

  • This course has been accredited with one CPD point

Learning Outcomes

  • Includes video, podcast and notes (1 CPD point)

What is the target audience?

  • Practitioners




About Instructor - Colin Beaumont

Colin Beaumont graduated in law in 1981 and qualified as a Barrister in 1982. He worked for many years in the Magistrates’ Court service until 1996 when he re-qualified as a Solicitor and joined a large criminal legal aid practice. He became a partner with the firm. He retired as a solicitor in 2016 and has returned to his Inn of Court at The Inner Temple. Colin has been teaching the profession for the last 25 years and continues to do so.

Course Curriculum


  • Webinar


  • Slides
    15 Page


  • Price
  • £ 60