Criminal Law Update 2021

A comprehensive review of recent legislation and Case Law covering topics such as:

The Ministry of Justice Circular No.2020/03  

Statutory Instrument 2020 No.1236

The table of contents of The Sentencing Act 2020 

The committal for sentence from the Magistrates' Court to the Crown Court of adult offenders (18+)

The committal for sentence from the Magistrates' Court to the Crown Court of adult dangerous offenders (18+) 

The committal for sentence from the Magistrates' Court to the Crown Court of young offenders for serious offences (17 or below)

The committal for sentence from the Magistrates' Court to the Crown Court of dangerous young offenders (17 or below)

The committal for sentence and SENDING of adult offenders (18+)

The committal for sentence and SENDING of young offenders (17 or below)

The committal for sentence, if certain pre-requisites are met, from the Magistrates' Court to the Crown Court of SUMMARY offences

The sentencing powers available to the Crown Court Judge – (which may be dependent upon which committal section has been used at the Magistrates Court stage and which may be dependant upon what happens to the case at the Crown Court on indictment)

Schedule 18 (the former schedule 15 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 – your full list of specified violent offences and specified sexual offences)

Schedule 15 (the former Schedule 15B of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 – The significance of this Schedule will be explained during the presentation)

The power and duty to remit offenders aged under 18 to Youth Courts for sentence

The remission by the Crown Court to the Youth Court – issues of custody/bail and appeals

The power of the Youth Court to remit an offender from the Youth Court to the Adult Magistrates' Court for sentence

The power of the Adult Magistrates' Court to remit a case to another Adult Magistrates' Court for sentence

Remission from one Adult Magistrates' Court to another Adult Magistrates' Court for sentence – issues of custody/ bail and appeals 

Terrorist Offenders (Restriction on Early Release) Act 2020

Statutory Instrument 2020 No. 158

Schedule 2A of PACE

Assaults on Emergency Workers Offences Act 2018

The Voyeurism (Offences) Act 2019

The Stalking Protection Act 2019

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

The Policing and Crime Act 2017

Offensive Weapons Act 2019

Knife Crime Prevention Orders

Run through of recent criminal legislation

Legal Quiz - 25 Q & A

Plus Case - Law summaries of 191 important cases dated 2015-2021