PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE  IN THE ADULT  MAGISTRATES’ COURT –  2022 – THURSDAY  14th JULY  2022 – 16:00 – 17:00 – Cost – £50 + VAT

Content

 

 

The following 20 items will be explored during this presentation:

1 – New written procedures - mode of trial – Judicial Review and Courts Act 2022  

            

2 – New powers to proceed in absence - Judicial Review and Courts Act 2022 

           

3 – Sending defendants in their absence from the Magistrates’ Court - Umerji

4 – Section 142 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 – re-openings

5 – Minimum sentences and the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022  

   

6 – Powers of the Crown Court to remit cases to the Magistrates’ Court under Section 11 of the Judicial Review and Courts Act 2022

7 – Sending cases to the Crown Court for trial under Section 10 of the Judicial Review and Courts Act 2022

8 – The practice and procedure when dealing with multiple offences of low-value shoplifting where the value in aggregate exceeds £200 - Candlish

9 – Low-value shoplifting and low-value criminal damage and low-value damage (aggravated vehicle taking) – Sections 22 and 22A of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980

10 – Committals for sentence – Sections 14 – 24 of the Sentencing Act 2020

11 – Sending’s generally under Section 51 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998

12 – The legal circumstances in which you may enter the pleas on your client’s behalf and the legal circumstances in which you may not enter the pleas on your client’s behalf

13 – Remittals for sentence – Sections 24 – 29 of the Sentencing Act 2020

14 – Amendments to the law in relation to criminal damage (memorials) under the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022

15 – Your duties as regards case management following the entering of a ‘not guilty’ plea – the Criminal Procedure Rules 2020 (as amended)

16 – Advising Children (10 – 13) and Young People (14 – 17) when jointly charged with Adults (18+) and appearing in the Adult Magistrates’ Court

17 – The important 2021 Court of Appeal decision of PLAKU/PLAKU/BOURDON and SMITH – Securing your client the full one third by way of credit

18 – Has the charge been brought within the relevant time periods under Section 127 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 – All change with common assault or battery in domestic abuse cases under the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022?

19 – Magistrates increased sentencing powers under the Judicial Review and Courts Act 2022 – no change to Section 133 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 and no change in terms of the suspension of the sentence

20 – Attending upon those clients charged with aggravated vehicle taking and those clients charged with allowing to be carried in a motor vehicle taken without consent (aggravated)+ simple TWOC – time periods – disqualifications etc.