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This two-part CPDcast series discusses recent developments in sentencing. Part One focuses on the new sentencing guidelines brought into force this year and the important changes practitioners will need to be aware of as a result. Part Two then explores some interesting sentencing case law developments.

After completing the course you will:
  • Have considered the key changes brought about by the new definitive sentencing guideline effective from 27 February 2012 on drug offences and subsequent cases that help to establish useful sentencing principles;
  • Be aware of the new guideline for burglary offences effective from 16 January 2012;
  • Have considered the impact of the guidance on allocations, offences taken into consideration and totality for all offenders whose cases are dealt with on or after 11 June 2012;
  • Be aware of changes to sentencing of dangerous dog offences from 20 August 2012;
  • Have considered a selection of pertinent recent sentencing case law decisions.
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Case Update
Legal Principles
Market Update / Hot Topic
Sources and References:
  • Att Gens References (nos 11 and 12 of 2012 (r v Channer and Monteiro) unreported May 23, 2012, CA;
  • Coroner & Justice Act 2009;
  • R v Ahmadazi [2012] 2 Cr.App.R.(S) 124(23), C.A.;
  • R v Ajala and others [2012] 1 Cr.App.R.(S) 644 (107), C.A.;
  • R v Boakye and others [2012] EWCA Crim 838;
  • R v CB [2012] 2 Cr App R (S) 37 (9), C.A.;
  • R v Chaytors [2012] EWCA Crim 1810;
  • R v Graham [1999] 2 Cr.App.R.(S) 312, C.A.;
  • R v Greaves and Jaffier [2004] 2 Cr.App.R (S) 41(10), C.A.;
  • R v Healey and others [2012] EWCA Crim 1005;
  • R v Heathcote-Smith and Melton [2012] Crim LR 304, C.A.;
  • R v Hood [2012] CrimLR 726, C.A.;
  • R v R.L.M. and A.D.W. [2012] 1.Cr.App.R.(S) 574 (95);
  • R v RLM and ADW [2012] 1 Cr.App.R (S) 574(95), C.A.;
  • R v Taylor (Shaun) [2012] Crim.L.R. 557;
  • R. v. Wilson (Paul) [2012] EWCA Crim 386 (CLW12/11/6).

In this two-part CPDcast series Benjamin Long from Pump Court chambers discusses recent criminal sentencing developments.

Date recorded: August 2012

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