An essential update on recent knife crime decisions and the new Offensive Weapons Act 2019
During this bite-size session lecturer and Solicitor-Advocate Olwen Davies will provide viewers with a recap of some important decisions on the substantive law and on sentencing in the field of offensive weapons.
In addition, Olwen will discuss the new Offensive Weapon Act which received Royal Assent on 16th May 2019, and which is expected to come into force shortly; Not only will the Act amend old, familiar offences, it will also create new offences including:
• threatening a person in a private place
• possessing dangerous weapons such as zombie knives and knuckledusters in private
• dispatching bladed products sold online without verifying the buyer is over 18
This is need-to -know stuff for prosecutors, defence lawyers and for police station representatives.
The webinar covers those recent decisions and looks at the main provisions under the new Act. It comes with an optional problem question to consolidate your knowledge.
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