Training & Knowledge: February 2016

19th Feb 2016Articles

Is this the end of policy driven decisions?

Yesterday saw the long awaited judgment in the case of R v Jogee; Ruddock v The Queen handed down. Its effect has provoked widespread commentary in all forms of media; for this is the one pronouncement of the Supreme Court that will most directly affect criminal trials which more and more commonly involve multiple defendants […]

3rd Feb 2016Blog

Sentencing for Robbery

On 28 January 2016 the Sentencing Council published the new Definitive Guidelines for offences of robbery. The last Guidelines for Robbery was published in 2006; the new Guidelines will come into effect on Friday 1st April 2016. The Chairman of the Sentencing Council, Lord Justice Treacy said: “We want to ensure that judges have comprehensive […]