The Ministry of Justice published its sentencing White Paper, promising ‘A Smarter Approach to Sentencing’, on 16 September 2020. It contains a number of headline-grabbing amendments to the release arrangements for offenders
Sentencing Academy response to the Sentencing Council’s unauthorised use of a trade mark consultation
The Sentencing Academy has submitted a response to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on a guideline for unauthorised use of a trade mark offences (https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/wp-content/
The Sentencing Academy has submitted a response to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on an updated guideline for assault offences (https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Assault-Offences-Consultation-final-web.doc.pdf).
The Sentencing Academy has submitted a response to the Sentencing Council’s ‘What next for the Sentencing Council?’ consultation (https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/What-next-for-the-Sentencing-Council-consultation-including-exec-summary.pdf). Our response
The Sentencing Academy is seeking to collect anecdotal evidence about the extent to which the Court of Appeal’s decision at the end of April in Attorney General’s Reference (
As activity in the courts begins to increase after the lockdown period, the question of what impact the coronavirus pandemic should have on the imposition of custodial sentences is likely
The Sentencing Academy’s Executive Director, Professor Julian Roberts, was joined by Professor Nicola Padfield, Professor Mike Hough and Mr Umar Azmeh in a panel discussion on the new Government’