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A definitive sentencing guideline for health and safety offences was published on 17 March and the MCSG now contains these Read more

The revised guideline for determining whether cases should be dealt with by magistrates’ courts or the Crown Court has come Read more

We have now included a link to the Judicial College’s Equal Treatment Bench Book. This is available under External Links Read more

The Adult Court Pronouncement Cards have been updated to reflect the removal of the Criminal Courts charge.  The Judicial College has Read more

The online version of the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines has been updated as the sentencing guidelines on theft offences and Read more

From 24 December 2015, the Criminal Courts Charge no longer applies following the announcement made by the Lord Chancellor and Read more

A new guideline for determining whether cases should be dealt with by a magistrates’ court or the Crown Court was Read more

A definitive sentencing guideline for health and safety offences was published on 3 November and the MCSG now contains these Read more

A definitive sentencing guideline for theft offences was published on 6 October and the MCSG now contains these guidelines in a Read more

Following a consultation with magistrates and other users of the MCSG, we have, with the assistance of the MCSG working Read more