13. Exclusion 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.

The court may make an exclusion order where an offender has been convicted of an offence committed on licensed premises involving the use or threat of violence (Licensed Premises (Exclusion of Certain Persons) Act 1980).

The order prohibits the offender from entering specified licensed premises without the consent of the licensee. The term of the order must be between three months and two years.