Assaults - Including the New Act

An essential overview of the law in relation to assualts, including the new act

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Course Overview

This course offers a practical discussion of the law in relation to assaults and will ensure that criminal practitioners are aware of new developments in this area such as the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018
This session provides an invaluable introduction to or reminder of the meaning of intentionally, recklessly and maliciously in connection to assaults and will offer an easily digestible approach to advising in the area of body footage and Res Gestae.

During this 20-minute session, Datalaw favourite Colin Beaumont will also:
  •  Consider time periods concerning charges
  •  Deal with possible committals for sentence
  •  Explore the circumstances in which ABH may be reduced to common assault

Perfect for those who must advise on difficult issues at an early stage in criminal proceedings, including probationary and accredited police station representatives, this webinar will ensure that viewers have the knowledge and confidence to handle important everyday dilemmas.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the supporting documentation and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of the course you will:
  • • Have a more practical understanding of the current position in relation to assaults
  • • Understand the importance of the changes brought about by the new Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018
  • • Be aware of the force that may be used by a householder
  • • Know how evidence of the assault may be received as hearsay
  • • Have considered the best advice to give to the client in a domestic assault case
  • • Appreciate the importance of keeping an eye on
  • • Be able to recognise circumstances when charges may be amended at court
  • • Feel confident when certain things are sprung upon you, as they often are at the Court!

What is the target audience?

  • Criminal law practitioners including probationary and accredited police station representatives


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

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    6 Page


  • Quiz