The course is extremely practical and will be of interest to anyone involved in the day-to-day practice of criminal law in England and Wales. It’s impossible to keep up-to-date with all that is happening but to evidence your ongoing commitment to your own professional development you really should complete an annual update course. This course will take you through the current legislation, relevant statutory instruments and case-law.
A full set of notes running to some 400+ pages have been written to accompany the presentation. Colin’s notes are always full and will contain a summary of important case-law for Criminal Practitioners – 2020 – 2015 – more than 170+ cases – an excellent resource!!
This course will cover the following:
Amendments to Prisoner Release Terms – 1st of April 2020
Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Act 2020 – 26th of February 2020
Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 – including the Case-law
Voyeurism (Offences) Act 2019 – including the Notification Requirements
Stalking Protection Act 2019 and the Stalkers Register – brought into force in January 2020
Offensive Weapons Act 2019 and ‘knife Crime Prevention Orders’
An ‘insight’ into the new Sentencing Act which may receive Royal Assent on 1st October 2020 – an insight only because it has 420 Sections and 29 Schedules – have you read it yet??
The bail position of the defendant attending Court on a Requisition –  EWHC 452 (Admin)
Theft by way of low-value shoplifting – R v Harvey  EWCA Crim 354
A Legal Quiz – 25 Q’s covering legislation and 25 Q’s covering case-law with 3 multiple-choice answers (or guesses, should you prefer)
The effect of Covid -19 upon sentencing – R v Manning  EWCA Crim 592
The Victim Surcharge – Amendments made on the 14th April 2020
‘Dishonesty’ defined – Barton and Booth and the Queen  EWCA Crim 575
Failing to disclose your PIN – R v Jeffrey Spencer  EWCA Crim 2240
The 2020 Criminal Procedure Rules – coming into force on the 5th October 2020