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The Sentencing Council is inviting current LPC and BPTC students to take part in its second mooting competition.  The competition Read More

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The Sentencing Council has launched a consultation on proposals for updating guidance for judges and magistrates when sentencing sexual offences. Read More

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The Sentencing Council has launched a consultation today on its proposals for how guidance for courts on sexual offences should Read More

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The Sentencing Council has won a Guardian Public Services award for work on its drug offences guideline. The award, for Read More

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The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice has announced the appointment of Chief Constable Lynne Owens as a Read More

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The Sentencing Council has launched a short animated film for victims and witnesses of crime explaining how sentencing works and Read More

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Update 9 to the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines (the update on the Victim Surcharge) has been published.

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From 20 August 2012, courts in England and Wales will be adopting a tougher approach to the way those convicted Read More

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Following a three month period of training and implementation the definitive guideline on dangerous dog offences came into effect on Read More

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The Sentencing Council has published its second annual report. The report outlines activities from April 2011 to March 2012. It Read More