Knife Crime Update 2021

A practical up-to-dated criminal law course regarding knife crime in 2021.

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Course Overview

With the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 now on the statute books, it is only a matter of time before it comes into force. Criminal practitioners will have to quickly get to grips with new concepts such as Knife crime prevention orders, amended definitions of offensive weapons and offences of threatening with offensive weapons.

Along with recent amendments to sentencing, which introduced mandatory minimum sentencing for “2-strikes” possession, it’s never been a better opportunity to update your knowledge in this important area.

As well as new offences, sentences and ancillary orders, this course will look at recent case law on what constitutes possession.

What are the requirements?

  • This course provides 1 CPD points
  • Watch the recorded webinar to improve or refresh your legal knowledge

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will also cover:
  • • Threatening with a bladed article/offensive weapons
  • • Possession of bladed article/offensive weapon on school premises or in prison
  • • “Highly dangerous” weapons
  • • Sentencing of youths for weapons offences

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable any practitioner involved with criminal law


About Instructor - Clive Smith

Clive spent 10 years in chambers in London practising criminal law and appeared at all levels from the Magistrates to Court of Appeal. He has extensive experience in the youth court, dealing with young and vulnerable witnesses and is qualified as a lead facilitator undertaking training on the ‘vulnerable witness’ courses run by the Inns of Court, Circuits and the Law Society.

In the Crown Court Clive dealt with serious offences including rape, murder, kidnapping and firearms.

Clive now teaches exclusively on a wide range of topics. He has undertaken training to both prosecutors and defence practitioners on advocacy, criminal evidence, criminal procedure, bad character and hearsay, sentencing, and sexual offences.

Course Curriculum


  • Webinar


  • Slides
    26 Page