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Production orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002Production ordersThe purpose of a production order is to obtain material relating to a known...
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19th May
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Disclosure in the magistrates’ courtInitial details of the prosecution case (IDPC)The requirements for service and contents of the initial details of...
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Produced in partnership with David McNeill of 5 St Andrew's Hill and Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court 19th May
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Statutory contempt of courtThe Contempt of Court Act 1981The Contempt of Court Act 1981 (CCA 1981) provides for strict liability contempt or indirect...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Wayman of Pump Court Chambers 19th May
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Sentencing organisations for health and safety offencesThe Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA 1974) applies to employers and self employed...
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Produced in partnership with David Travers QC and Nicholas Ostrowski, Barrister of 6 Pump Court Chambers 19th May
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PerjuryPerjury in judicial proceedings The offence of perjury is triable only on indictment and carries a maximum penalty of seven years and/or a...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 19th May
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Privilege against self-incriminationBackgroundThe concept of privilege against self-incrimination, which is commonly referred to as one distinct...
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Produced in partnership with Aine Kervick and Will Hayes of Kingsley Napley LLP 19th May
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False accounting and false statements under TA 1968False accountingA person who falsifies or conceals information required for an accounting purpose,...
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19th May
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NMC disciplinary processNursing and Midwifery CouncilThe Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the regulatory body for all nurses and midwives...
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 19th May
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Extreme pornographyPossessing extreme pornographySimple possession of extreme pornography is an offence under section 63 of the Criminal Justice and...
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19th May
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Possession of controlled drugsElements of the offence of possession of controlled drugsIt is an offence for a person to have a controlled drug in...
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19th May
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TheftThe offence of theft and mode of trialTheft is an either way offence; it can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court. Note,...
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19th May
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Dishonesty in the criminal lawDishonesty is a state of mind, which is relevant for the purposes of some criminal offences. Dishonesty provides the...
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19th May
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Driving offences and police powersPolice powers and preliminary testsUnder the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988) there are three types of preliminary...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 19th May
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Anti-social behaviour—environmental breachesThis Practice Note explains the powers available to deal with anti-social behaviour in an environmental...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy Phillips and Charles Forrest of Francis Taylor Building 19th May
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Is an arrest necessary?Lawful arrest—human rightsThe right to liberty is a fundamental principle of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998), which itself...
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19th May
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Trials under the Scottish solemn procedureCoronavirus (COVID-19): Scottish criminal procedure has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic....
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Produced in partnership with Craig Findlater of Black Chambers and Stephen O'Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers 19th May

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Prohibition on the importation and exportation of controlled drugsOverview of the offences of importing and exporting Whilst the Misuse of Drugs Act...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 21st Jun
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Production of a controlled drugElements of the offence of production of a controlled drugIt is an offence to:•be concerned•in the production•of a...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 5th Jun
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Supplying a controlled drug and offering to supplyThe offence of supplying controlled drugs The section 4 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (MDA 1971)...
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5th Jun
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Offences under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016BackgroundThe Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 (PSA 2016) received Royal Assent on 1 February 2016....
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Produced in partnership with 25 Bedford Row 5th Jun
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Possession with intent to supplyPossession with intent to supply a controlled drugIt is an offence for a person to have a controlled drug in his...
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5th Jun
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Possession of controlled drugsElements of the offence of possession of controlled drugsIt is an offence for a person to have a controlled drug in...
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