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Sentencing Update and the new sentencing regime

Speaker: Vishal Misra
Chambers: Great James Street Chambers

Here, Great James Street’s Vishal Misra offers an essential update on criminal law sentencing for all practitioners, with an additional focus on new suspended sentences rules, providing easy-to-follow advice and a breakdown of factors to be taken into account.

• When can a sentence be suspended
• New Sentencing Council guidance
• When a sentence should not be suspended
• The youth factor
• Prison population

Relevant law

R v Chowdhury [2016] EWCA Crim 1341
R v Hussain [2019] EWCA Crim 1542
R v Ali [2023] EWCA Crim 232
R v Middleton [2019] EWCA Crim 633
R v Asif [2022] EWCA Crim 1372
Attorney-General’s Reference (Clarke) [2018] EWCA Crim 185