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  • What next for the Sentencing Council?

    Public consultation to help shape the future objectives and priorities of the Sentencing Council. **The closing date of this consultation has been extended to 9 September 2020** More
    Closes 9 September 2020
  • Assault Offences

    Why Assault offences? The Sentencing Council’s Assault Definitive Guideline was the first guideline developed by the Sentencing Council and came into force in 2011. It includes guidelines for sentencing offences under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861: section 18 GBH (causing... More
    Closes 15 September 2020
  • Criminal Legal Aid Review: An accelerated package of measures amending the criminal legal aid fee schemes

    Given the current situation with coronavirus (Covid-19), this consultation will remain open until further notice. We will update this page with further information shortly. Criminal defence practitioners play a crucial role in upholding the rule of law. As a former criminal... More
    Closes 31 December 2020
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