Sentencing Update 2021

An an up-to-date overview of the hugely important Sentencing Act 2020 updated for 2021.

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Course Overview

This 1-hour webinar will consider the hugely important Sentencing Act 2020 (or Code if you prefer) which, as you know, is of relevance for anyone sentenced on or after the 1st December 2020.

You may be prosecuting the matter, or defending it, or be the legal adviser to the Magistrates'. Whatever your role within the criminal justice system, it is absolutely crucial that you have a thorough understanding of the Sentencing Code.

The Code effectively codifies the majority of previous legislation concerning sentencing. Previous pieces of legislation such as the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 can be ignored in cases where the conviction is on or after the 1st December 2020

It is important also to be aware of the transitional provisions whereby, on occasion, the old legislation still needs to be visited.

The Code contains 420 Sections and 29 schedules. Impossible to deal with all of it in 1- hour but this webinar will do the following:

2021 is the time to get to grips with all of this. Magistrates', District Judges and Crown Court Judges are not going to be very impressed with lawyers appearing before them who do not have a thorough grasp of the Code.

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

  • This webinar will do the following:
  • • Deal with those parts of the Code relating to committals for sentence from the Magistrates' Court to the Crown Court Give you an overview of the entire Code
  • • Deal with those parts of the Code relating to committals for sentence from the Magistrates' Court to the Crown Court
  • • Deal with those parts of the Code concerning custody (perhaps the most important part of the Code for criminal practitioners) in all of its aspects – Custody for Youths – custody for Adults – custody in the Youth Court/Adult Magistrates' Court and Crown Court.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for any practitioner involved with criminal law

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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

  • Webinar
    01:03:05

Slides

  • Slides
    31 Page

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