Legislation Update 2019

A practical discussion of recent legislation developments in criminal law

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Course Overview

Delivered by experienced criminal law lecturer Colin Beaumont, this course will alert you to the amended Codes of Practice under PACE and will offer a practical discussion of recent statutory instruments which have developed and altered the law.

Ideal for practitioners who advise on difficult issues at an early stage in the proceedings, this course offers an easily digestible approach to advising in the area of the notification requirements under Part 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

Consideration will be given to the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 and Colin will explain how Section 35A and 35B of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 works in practice.

Essential for anyone involved in billing criminal legal aid work, this session will explain the two recent statutory instruments concerning Crown Court advocacy and the circumstances in which the law has been amended concerning public funding for prison law.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the supporting documentation and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of the course you will:
  • • Understand the importance of recent statutory instruments
  • • Be aware of the importance of schedules 3 and 5 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
  • • Know how the fees altered for advocates in 2018
  • • Have considered the best advice to give to the client who is both disqualified and given a term of custody
  • • Appreciate the importance of keeping an eye on legislation.gov.uk
  • • Be able to recognise circumstances when the advice you give to your client may have ramifications concerning costs e.g. pleading guilty to an assault on an emergency worker and being committed for sentence
  • • Feel confident when certain things are sprung upon you, as they often are at the court!

What is the target audience?

  • Criminal practitioners including probationary and accredited police station representatives and duty solicitors


About Instructor - Colin Beaumont

Colin Beaumont graduated in law in 1981 and qualified as a Barrister in 1982. He worked for many years in the Magistrates’ Court service until 1996 when he re-qualified as a Solicitor and joined a large criminal legal aid practice. He became a partner with the firm. He retired as a solicitor in 2016 and has returned to his Inn of Court at The Inner Temple. Colin has been teaching the profession for the last 25 years and continues to do so.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    7 Page


  • Quiz