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Seminar 6 UpdateInformation
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SRA Competency B


2018 was another very interesting year for case-law from the Court of Appeal, High Court and Supreme Court. It was also another very busy year for the Sentencing Council with many important guidelines being published.

This update course will include all the recent interesting case-law dealing with issues that criminal practitioners are called upon to consider daily, from dishonesty to joint enterprise to commencement of proceedings.

This practical course will be of interest to anyone involved in the day-to-day practice of criminal law in England and Wales.

What You Will Learn

This course will cover the following:

  • The Scunthorpe Justices’ case revisited - apparently, it doesn’t mean what we all thought it did!
  • Joint enterprise - the appeals are coming through following the Supreme Court judgment in Jogee and Ruddock
  • The new Guidelines on Bladed Articles and Offensive Weapons - June 2018
  • The new Guidelines on the sentencing of Domestic Abuse cases - May 2018
  • The Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 and the 8 Statutory Instruments that have been published since 2015 which, regularly, update the Rules
  • Winning your case in the High Court - the thorny issue of recoverable (or not!) costs - the 2018 case-law
  • The Policing and Crime Act 2017 - more honoured in its breach than its observance
  • 100 things you really ought to know in 2019 - 100 questions with 100 written answers
  • A Legal Quiz - 50 things with 3 multiple-choice answers
  • What’s new in the Youth Court
  • Important amendments to Duty Solicitor Guidance published by the Legal Aid agency in July 2018
  • Re-openings under Section 142 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 - the mistakes that were made in 2018
  • A paper setting out all of the recent amendments to the payment of criminal legal aid - Litigators and Advocates

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Cardiff | 9:30am - 5:15pm

Criminal Law 2019 Update

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London | 9:30am - 5:15pm

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