Knife Crime Update 2019

An essential update on recent knife crime decisions and the new Offensive Weapons Act 2019

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Course Overview

During this bite-size session lecturer and Solicitor-Advocate Olwen Davies will provide viewers with a recap of some important decisions on the substantive law and on sentencing in the field of offensive weapons.

In addition, Olwen will discuss the new Offensive Weapon Act which received Royal Assent on 16th May 2019, and which is expected to come into force shortly; Not only will the Act amend old, familiar offences, it will also create new offences including:

  •  threatening a person in a private place
  •  possessing dangerous weapons such as zombie knives and knuckledusters in private  
  •  dispatching bladed products sold online without verifying the buyer is over 18

This is need-to -know stuff for prosecutors, defence lawyers and for police station representatives.

The webinar covers those recent decisions and looks at the main provisions under the new Act. It comes with an optional problem question to consolidate your knowledge.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the supporting documentation and complete the optional problem question to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 0.5 - 1 CPD point

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of his course you will familiar with the main provisions under the new Offensive Weapons Act 2019 and be up to date with recent decisions regarding knife crime.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for probationary and accredited police station represenatives, trainee and qualified criminal practitioners

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About Instructor - Olwen Davies

Admitted in 1990, Olwen is freelance solicitor-advocate with extensive experience in both defence and prosecution work from the magistrates' court to the Court of Appeal. Olwen has lectured at post- graduate level and has presented many CPD courses for the legal profession, the police, Health and Safety Executive and others. Olwen is the co-author of Jordan's Criminal Practitioners Guide to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and is an avid supporter of Save UK Justice and the campaign to stop cuts to legal aid and the criminal justice system.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar
    00:24:11

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    28 Page
  • Problem Question
    2 Page

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