Special Reasons

  • 5 ratings, 190 users enrolled

Course Overview

During this bite size webinar experienced solicitor-advocate Lisa Collins will provide viewers with guidance on ‘special reasons’; a unique circumstance relevant to the commission of, but which does not constitute a defence to, a motoring offence, but which can have a direct and positive impact on the client’s sentence.

Consideration will be given to the circumstances which the court will consider when determining whether a special reason applies and the strict criteria which is used when making this decision.  Viewers will also receive an overview of the correct practice and procedure to use when handling such cases.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 20 minute recorded webinar, including reference notes, discussion questions and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD point (depending on length of time spent considering the discussion questions and completing the evaluation form)

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Understand what constitutes a special reason and the criteria which must be met
    • Be familiar with the court’s approach when considering whether a special reason applies and the powers of tribunal if a special reason is found
    • Up to date with special reasons practice and procedure.

What is the target audience?

  • Practitioners



About Instructor - Lisa Collins

Lisa is a highly skilled solicitor-advocate and a current member of the Law Society’s Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme. As a senior member of Cartwright King’s Advocacy Team, Lisa regularly appears in all criminal courts and has experience of working with the Serious Fraud Panel.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Slides
    15 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page


  • Price
  • £ 60