Legal developments 2020

Legal developments 2020

Legislation

Note the Prison and Young Offender Institution (Coronavirus) (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2020 (SI 2020 No. 508) (the majority of the provisions in force from 15th May 2020) [Link]

Note The Misuse of Drugs (Coronavirus) (Amendments Relating to the Supply of Controlled Drugs During a Pandemic etc.) Regulations 2020 (which extend to England, Wales and Scotland, are in force from 30th April 2020) [Link]

Note the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 [Link] in force from 11.00 a.m. on 22nd April 2020.

Note that the  Magistrates’ Courts (Knife Crime Prevention Orders) Rules 2020 will be in force from 30 March 2020 [Link]

Note that the Controlled Drugs (Supervision of Management and Use)
(Amendment) Regulations 2020 will be fully in force by 1 April 2020 [Link]

Note the correspondence between the Home Secretary and the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs “COVID-19: ACMD advice on proposed legislative changes to enable supply of controlled drugs during a pandemic” (April 2020) [Link] which may result in temporary measures being introduced by amending the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001.

Cases