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This Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales (Sentencing Code) that applies from 1 December 2020, as set out in Parts 2–13 of the Sentencing Act 2020 (SA 2020). For those considering whether the Sentencing Code applies to their case, see Practice Note: Sentencing Code.
The Sentencing Council for England and Wales (SC) is a statutory body empowered by section 120 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (CJA 2009) to develop and produce guidance on sentencing for courts in England and Wales. CJA 2009 requires that the SC maintains guidance on the reduction in sentence for a guilty plea under SA 2020, s 73 and on the application of any rule of law as to the totality of sentences.
The SC is required to provide guidelines that can be general in nature or limited to a specific offence or category of offence or offender. The guidelines should specify the offence range that is appropriate to impose on a person convicted of that offence. Where different categories of case are described by the SC it should specify, for each category, a range within the offence range. The SC should also specify a starting point within the offence range.
The SC produces the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines (MCSG) (for use in the magistrates’ court)
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This Practice Note considers the meaning and use of conditions precedent in commercial arrangements. It also considers typical conditions precedent and drafting issues.What are conditions precedent?A condition precedent in a commercial contract details an event which must take place before:•a
An ad hoc arbitration is any arbitration in which the parties have not selected an institution to administer the arbitration. This offers parties flexibility as to the conduct of the arbitration, but less external support for the process. It can be quicker than institutional arbitration but not if
Overlapping insurance policesThere are various reasons why an insured may end up with overlapping insurance cover, whether deliberately or otherwise.Examples include the situation where the insured takes the benefit of other insurance arranged by another party or where, in the commercial world, risk
This Practice Note provides a high-level introduction to diversity and inclusion (D&I) and key reasons why it is important to law firms. Specific aspects of D&I are covered in more detail in Practice Notes:•The growing focus on diversity and inclusion (D&I) in law firms•Unconscious bias—law
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