Sentencing Council Consultation on Exceptional Hardship guidelines – PACTS response

PACTS has responded to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on changes to the Magistrates’ Court sentencing guidelines. The consultation proposed changes to the guidance on totting up disqualification and exceptional hardship. The changes are intended to offer clarity to judges on granting exceptional hardship. The proposed guidelines are as follows: New Exceptional Hardship Guidelines “When considering whether there are grounds to reduce or avoid a totting up disqualification the court should […]