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Sentencing Act 2020 given Royal Assent

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On 22 October 2020, the Sentencing Act 2020 received the Royal Assent. A commencement date has not yet been set, but once it is, the Sentencing Code – which the Act contains – will come into force.

I have considered the content of the Code at https://martinpartington.com/2020/07/21/enacting-the-sentencing-code/

This is a significant achievement, undertaken by the Law Commission, which hopefully will bring greater clarity to the rules which the courts must apply when they sentence those convicted of crimes.

A press notice is at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/sentencing-code-granted-royal-assent

Written by lwtmp

November 4, 2020 at 10:32 am