UCL Judicial Institute annual lecture: ‘The Lord Chief Justice on Sentencing: The Judge's Role’
10 December 2020
The online lecture was delivered by the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lord Burnett of Maldon and has been covered in various media.
The lecture was delivered by The Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon, and chaired by Professor David Ormerod QC (Co-Director of the UCL Judicial Institute and Chair in Criminal Law at UCL Laws).
The lecture has been covered in numerous media, including The Telegraph (‘'Lenient sentencing a myth', says Lord Chief Justice despite ministers pledging crackdown’). The article discusses Lord Burnett’s comments on how the rise of 'lenient sentencing' is a myth and that sentencing levels have increased in recent decades.
You can watch a recording of the lecture below.
- ‘Speech by Lord Burnett of Maldon, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales – Sentencing: The Judge’s Role’ – Judicial Office
- ‘'Stop saying sentences are too soft': Top judge calls for end to criticism of jail terms following row over length of prison time given to PC Andrew Harper's killers’ – Daily Mail
- ‘'Lenient sentencing a myth', says Lord Chief Justice despite ministers pledging crackdown’ (£) – The Telegraph