Bad Character: an essential guide to propensity evidence in health and safety prosecutions – Henderson Chambers

Posted November 3rd, 2021 in bad character, chambers articles, enforcement notices, health & safety, news by sally

‘The CJA 2003 introduced a sea-change in how bad character evidence was admitted in criminal proceedings. This article is a discussion on the important but difficult subject of when and how bad character evidence may be admitted in a health and safety prosecution. In particular, we consider applications to admit Enforcement Notices issued by the Health and Safety Executive where the prosecution seeks to rely on these Notices as evidence to prove the defendant’s propensity to offend.’

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Henderson Chambers, 1st November 2021