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Topic: Legislation

‘Camera, Lights, Action’ – Open justice has arrived with televised sentencing

BBC, ITN & Sky finally get their landmark moment with crown court sentencing remarks now being televised for the first time ever.

Judicial Review and Courts Act 2022

Section 13 of the Act provides that from Monday, 2nd May, 2022, a magistrates’ court may impose a sentence of 12 months’ imprisonment for a single offence that is triable either way, in place of the current maximum of 6 months’ imprisonment.

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 (PCSC)

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill attracted much publicity as it progressed through the House of Commons and the House of Lords.