Criminal Case Law Update 2022

An up-to-date overview of what can be learnt from recent criminal case law from 2021, important for anyone practising criminal law in 2022.

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Course Overview

This 1-hour webinar will be of interest to anyone involved in the area of criminal law – it will involve an analysis of 20 important cases for criminal practitioners decided upon in 2021 –keeping up-to-date with case-law is important; the problem is finding the time to do so – the following 6 cases are merely examples of those under consideration

1 – Plaku,Plaku Bourdon and Smith – definitive statements from the Court of Appeal in relation to credit for a guilty plea

2 – Gould, Moffat, Brown, Mugenzi and The Queen – an examination by the Court of Appeal of Section 66 of the Courts Act 2003

3 – Regina v Colecozy-Rogers – a consideration of the extent of character evidence that may be placed before the jury where credibility is an issue

4 – Regina v Hamza – whether or not a sentence imposed upon 'an offender of particular concern' should ever be suspended

5 – R v Murray – the Sentencing Code has made a slight but important alteration to sentencing powers where a community order is revoked and re-sentence takes place

6 – Regina v Hussain – the Court of Appeal again considering the position where a Crown Court Judge has inflated a sentence to make part of it consecutive to a period of recall

What are the requirements?

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

Learning Outcomes

  • To keep up-to-date with important criminal case law

What is the target audience?

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


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


  • Lecture


  • Webinar Slides
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