Crime Newsletter #7 – August 2020
August 28, 2020
In the seventh instalment of the crime newsletter:
Government sets its sights on the Gambling Industry
The gambling industry is seen as an easy target for the Government as it looks to raise funds for HM Treasury in the aftermath of COVID-19. New measures could see regulator base fines on a company’s turnover. The warning comes from Richard Littler QC and Ian Whitehurst from Exchange Chambers.
McKenzie v Leeds Crown Court
Rupert Bowers QC and Victoria Smith-Swain appeared pro bono before the Divisional Court to judicially review a decision of the Lord Chief Justice that affected almost every defendant facing a jury trial during the Covid-19 pandemic, and especially those subject to a Custody Time Limit (CTL).
Account Freezing Orders (AFrOs) and Account Forfeiture Orders (AFOs)
Damian Nolan provides a detailed summary on Account Freezing Orders and Account Forfeiture Orders.
A new SGC Definitive Guideline providing a new matrix for courts when sentencing offenders with mental disorder
A new SGC Definitive Guideline providing a new matrix for courts when sentencing offenders with mental disorder, developmental disorders or neurological impairments has been published. This note from Damian Nolan provides an overview of its more important aspects.
A Note on Remittal to the Youth Court and the Impact of Coronavirus
In this article, criminal pupil, Harriet Lavin, addresses the impact of coronavirus and the remittal to the youth court.