APRIL RLC WEBINAR – ‘How the Past Comes Back to Haunt You’: an update on Bad Character (Recording available)

March 30, 2022

WEBINAR: ‘How the Past Comes Back to Haunt You’: an update on Bad Character
DATE: Tuesday 26 April 2022
TIME: 6-7pm
MORE INFO HERE: [‘How the Past Comes Back to Haunt You’: an update on Bad Character]

Join RLC for the fourth webinar in the 2022 programme presented by Red Lion members Jeremy Benson QC and Bethan Rogers.

This webinar will provide practitioners with an update on the latest developments which have affected the handling of bad character evidence. Whether that is defendant or non-defendant bad character, this will offer a comprehensive look at the recent rulings, and in particular, an examination of the following cases:

  • R v Dixon Keating [2021] EWCA Crim 673 – a case which looks at the admission of so called gang material, in particular the admission of expert evidence on the topic.
  • R v Altun [2021] EWCA Crim 1844 – a case which is notable for the fact that it demonstrates an unusual source for a bad character application, namely medical records allegedly showing a propensity towards violence.
  • AAM [2021] EWCA Crim 1720 – a case that was an appeal against conviction on the ground that the Judge had failed to direct the jury regarding evidence of reprehensible behaviour. The appeal involved a useful discussion of difference between s.98 and bad character evidence, which can occasionally become conflated.
  • R v Colecozy-Rogers [2021] EWCA Crim 1111 – a comprehensive analysis of how bad character evidence can be used depending on which gateway it is admitted through.
  • R v Hussain [2021] EWCA Crim 870 – this new case relates to the use of s.100.conviction was quashed and an retrial ordered. R v Bogdanovic [2020] EWCA Crim 1229 is another, quite detailed, case on this area of bad character evidence.

Book here: [Zoom]

*Please note registrations are now closed.