Criminal Law2018-10-25T12:30:05+00:00



Date: 23rd October 2018

Time: 9:30 – 17:00

CPD: 6 Hours

Price: £119 + vat

Conference Sponsors

Conference Topics

This full day conference is presented by Colin Beaumont


  • Sentencing Children and Young people – The Guidance published by The Sentencing Council
  • Reduction in Sentence for a Guilty Plea – Definitive Guideline – the Guidance published by The Sentencing Council
  • Recent case-law in relation to the duties of disclosure/provision of evidence
  • The current position in relation to pre-charge bail
  • Schedule 3 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and the ‘sex offender register’
  • Advising on consensual but under-age sexual activity
  • Advising on photographs/images generally
  • Intimate and non-intimate samples and the suspect’s ‘room for manoeuvre’
  • Drink, drugs and the driver – legislation and Guidance from The Sentencing Council
  • Discretionary and mandatory periods of disqualification
  • Commencing proceedings and the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 as amended
  • Disclosure of unused material and the provision of evidence – legislation, guidance and case-law
  • Committals for sentence and remittals for sentence
  • Sentences available for youths in the Adult Magistrates’ Court
  • The importance of age when sentencing
  • The law in relation to all types of custodial sentences available in both Courts
  • Putting the Crown to proof and advancing no positive case!
  • Imposing a period of custody and a disqualification from driving as well
  • Causal connection between driving and a death
  • Propensity derived from non-criminal convictions
  • The definition of a ‘case’ when billing criminal legal aid matters
  • The circumstances in which multiple police station fees may be claimable
  • The list of clients eligible under the Duty Solicitor Scheme
  • Maintaining your status as a Duty Solicitor