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Forbes' John Myles Appointed President of Blackburn Incorporated Law Association News 14 August, 2018 John Myles, a Partner in Forbes Solicitors' Insurance department has become

Published: April 4th, 2024

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Draft guidelines for sentencing offenders convicted of blackmail, kidnap or false imprisonment were published by the independent Sentencing Council. Under the proposals, judges will, for the first time, have dedicated guidelines to follow when sentencing these offences. The new guidelines will ensure that the courts can take a consistent approach when sentencing these offences, which can range in severity and cause serious harm to victims. Courts sentencing such cases will follow case law developed over time to sentence the offences and the Council's General guideline, which guides judges when sentencing offences for which there is no relevant offence-specific guideline.
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