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Criminal Procedure Update 2023

Speaker: Adam Smith
Chambers: Great James Street Chambers

Adam has an extensive practice focused on criminal, extradition and public law. Adam has a busy criminal practice appearing in the Crown and Magistrates’ Courts. His regular criminal practice has given him extensive exposure to new legal areas; a proving ground in which he has shown his ability to get to grips with difficult legal matters in a short space of time and communicate clear advice to his clients.

Adam presents a helpful criminal law procedural update, highlighting significant contextual matters before going on to give useful practical tips: from how to address district judges, to checklists for courts when undertaking complex/difficult youth sentencing exercises.

Key words/topics:

Procedural update
March 2023 – R v Ali [2023] EWCA Crim 232
Magistrates sentencing powers
Mode of address: district judges
Public Order Act 2023
Stop and Search without suspicion
Serious Disruption Prevention Orders
PACE- Code A 2023 Annex G- SVROs
Serious Violence Reduction Orders
Offenders (Day of Release from Detention) Act 2023
R v Butt & Anor [2023] EWCA Crim 1131
R v ZA [2023] EWCA Crim 596