Road Traffic Law for Criminal Practitioners

Road Traffic Law for Criminal Practitioners

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Course Overview

During this webinar experienced lecturer Colin Beaumont will provide viewers with a practical discussion on road traffic law and will provide guidance on how to deal with some important everyday dilemmas such as:

  • Issues relating to probationary drivers
  • Issues concerning drug driving
  • The different types of disqualification
  • Flagging up issues at an early stage on the PET form

Aimed at practitioners having to advise on difficult issues prior to plea, this course will ensure that practitioners are aware of new developments such as the commencement of proceedings by way of written charges and requisitions.

Delivered in an easily digestible format, this 20-minute bite size session is essential for anyone advising clients at the magistrates’ court stage in relation to road traffic law.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the brief reference notes and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of the course you will:
  • • Understand the importance of being frank as to what the issues are
  • • Be aware of the circumstances in which you might be making an application for a defendant’s costs order
  • • Know something about the guidance on drug driving published in November 2016
  • • Have considered the best advice to give to the client concerning the acquisition of penalty points and periods of disqualification
  • • Appreciate the importance of the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015
  • • Be able to recognise circumstances in which you might be able to seek to persuade the Court not to impose points on the probationary driver
  • • Feel confident when advising clients in this tricky area of law in the office

What is the target audience?

  • Criminal practitioners including probationary and accredited police station representatives and duty solicitors


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
    5 Page


  • Quiz