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2022 has been another very interesting year for case-law from the Court of Appeal and High Court. We are also getting recent Commencement Orders in relation to important pieces of legislation such as the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 and the Domestic Abuse Act 2021. The Sentencing Code 2020 is now very much with us, and we are getting the consideration of it in judgments handed down by the Court of Appeal.

This virtual classroom seminar will include all the recent interesting case-law dealing with issues that criminal practitioners are called upon to consider daily, e.g. the advice that you must give in order that the client be assured of his or her one third credit at the sentencing stage; the fact that defendants can be sent to the Crown Court in their absence, assuming they are represented by a lawyer at the Magistrates’ Court stage and the matter is purely indictable.

This practical session will be of interest to anyone involved in the day-to-day practice of criminal law in England and Wales, it will take you through the legislation, relevant statutory instruments, case-law and important guidelines published by the Sentencing Council.

What You Will Learn

This live broadcast will cover the following:

  • The implementation of those parts of the Sentencing Code increasing the power of Magistrates’ when sentencing on an either-way offence
  • All change with using a mobile phone whilst driving - amendments to the Regulations
  • The very latest amendments to The Criminal Procedure Rules and the Criminal Practice Directions
  • The Sentencing Code provisions are already out of date when dealing with ‘offenders of particular concern’- see Schedule 6 of the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Act 2021
  • The very latest Commencement Orders of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021
  • The very latest Commencement Orders of the Offensive Weapons Act 2019
  • All change for determinate sentence prisoners given 4 years or more at the Crown Court for specific offences - The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill of 2022
  • A consideration by the Court of Appeal on DNA evidence found on a roll-up cigarette - the 2022 decision of Regina v Belhaj-Farhat
  • Credit of 25% or one third - The 2022 decision of Regina v Dale
  • Consideration of Section 66 of the Courts Act 2003 - the 2022 decision of Regina v Cummins
  • An important document published by the judicial College - Youths in the Crown Court - the 2022 update
  • What’s new from the Sentencing Council in 2022?
  • The appropriate sentence when sentencing an offender many years after the commission dates of the offences - the 2022 decision of Regina v Limon
  • Encouraging someone to retain a mobile phone whilst in custody - the 2022 decision of Scott and the DPP
  • The Sentencing Guidelines at the point of sentence or at the time when the matter is under consideration in the Court of Appeal? - The 2022 decision of Regina v Cumberpatch
  • Criminal cases - the important Case-law - 2022/2021/2020

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.

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Learn Live | 24.10.2022

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Criminal Law 2022 Update - Live with Colin Beaumont

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24 2022
25 2022
Session 1 
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Session 2 
2:00pm - 5:00pm

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Discounts are available for multiple places. If you have 5 or more people interested in participating in this virtual learning session please email us at group@mblseminars.com for more information.

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