1. Introduction to ancillary orders

Guideline users should be aware that the Equal Treatment Bench Book covers important aspects of fair treatment and disparity of outcomes for different groups in the criminal justice system. It provides guidance which sentencers are encouraged to take into account wherever applicable, to ensure that there is fairness for all involved in court proceedings.

  1. There are several ancillary orders available in a magistrates’ court which should be considered in appropriate  cases.  The additional note lists  the  offences  in  respect  of  which  certain  orders  are  available.  The individual offence guidelines  also identify ancillary orders particularly likely to be relevant to the offence.  In  all  cases,  consult  your  legal  adviser  regarding  available  orders  and  their  specific requirements and effects.
  2. Ancillary orders should be taken into account when assessing whether the overall penalty is commensurate with offence seriousness.