Legislation Update 2021

A practical updated discussion of legislation developments in criminal law as of 2021.

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Course Overview

This course will be of benefit to anyone involved in the Criminal Justice System. It will deal with the major pieces of legislation, of relevance to criminal practitioners, which have received Royal Assent between 2019 and 2021 and which are, either wholly or partially, in force.

The following important pieces of legislation will be covered:

The Terrorist Offenders (Restriction On Early Release) Act 2020 (fully in force)
Statutory Instrument 2020 No.158 (fully in force)
The Voyeurism (Offences) Act 2019 (fully in force)
The Stalking Protection Act 2019 (fully in force)
The Offensive Weapons Act 2019 (partially in force)
The Sentencing Act (or Code if you prefer) 2020 (fully in force) (Committals for sentence + an Overview of the Code)
The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 (partially in force)
The Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Act 2021 (partially in force)

That's rather a lot to get through in an hour and I shall concentrate on those parts of the legislation which are currently in force. As with much legislation we shall have to wait for the Statutory Instruments bringing into force certain Sections of these Acts during the remainder of 2021 and into 2022.

These pieces of legislation make important amendments to the law and this webinar is a perfect opportunity to bring yourself up to date.

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 1 CPD point

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of the course you will:
  • • Have covered and considered the major pieces of legislation, of relevance to criminal practitioners, which have received Royal Assent between 2019 and 2021
  • • Understand the importance of recent statutory instruments
  • • Brought yourself up-to-date on these pieces of legislation made important amendments to the law

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


  • Webinar


  • Slides
    26 Page