The Liver Building

Criminal Law Update 02/10/20


Speaker: Colin Beaumont

Date: Friday 2nd October, 2020

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Areas of Law: Criminal

Competencies: A2 (a) (d) & B (a)


Course Code: S4330


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 – [2020] EWHC 452 (Admin)

Theft by way of low-value shoplifting – R v Harvey [2020] 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 [2020] EWCA Crim 592

The Victim Surcharge – Amendments made on the 14th April 2020

‘Dishonesty’ defined – Barton and Booth and the Queen [2020] EWCA Crim 575

Failing to disclose your PIN – R v Jeffrey Spencer [2019] EWCA Crim 2240

The 2020 Criminal Procedure Rules – coming into force on the 5th October 2020




Speaker Biographies

Colin Beaumont is a solicitor in private practice, a former partner now a consultant to a major criminal law firm. He is an experienced Duty solicitor for police stations and Magistrates’ Courts, and also lectures widely in the area of criminal law. He first qualified as a barrister in 1982 and then re-qualified as a solicitor in 1996. Whilst a qualified barrister, he was a legal adviser in some 40 Magistrates’ Courts over a period of 12 years, he has been a lawyer in various guises for the past 25 years.


Member £105
Non-member £150
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