Last call for LASPO evidence

The deadline for submission of evidence to the Justice Committee inquiry into the impact on access to justice of Part 1 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 is 30 April. For more information see the Justice Committee page on


Environmental sentencing

New sentencing guidelines on environmental offences were published by the Sentencing Council on 26 February, following a public consultation last year. They cover a variety of offences including fly-tipping, noise nuisance, and breaches of waste permits.