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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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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 19th May
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Absolute and conditional dischargeThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales (Sentencing Code) that...
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19th May
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AutomatismDefinition of automatismAn act is done in a state of automatism if it is done by the body without control by the mind, (eg it is a spasm or...
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19th May
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What happens when a client receives a custodial sentence?This Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales...
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Produced in partnership with Flora Page of 23 Essex Street 19th May
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Community order requirementsThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales (Sentencing Code) that...
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19th May
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Threats to killThe offence of threats to killThe offence of threats to kill is an offence which can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown...
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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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Defence disclosure in criminal proceedings—defence statements and defence witness noticesThe Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (CPIA...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court and David McNeill of 5 St Andrew's Hill 19th May
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Indecent images of childrenThe criminal offencesThe Protection of Children Act 1978 (PCA 1978), the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (CJA 1988) and the...
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19th May
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Applying for the return of seized cashApplication by the person from whom the cash was seizedWhen cash has been seized, an application can be made by...
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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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Fraud by failure to disclose and abuse of positionFraud by failure to disclose information while under a legal duty to do so An offence of fraud by...
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19th May
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Controlling or coercive behaviour offencesWhat is domestic abuse?There is no statutory offence of domestic violence or domestic abuse, however, it...
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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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Witness intimidationIntimidation of witnesses and jurorsIntimidation of witnesses and/or jurors is an offence under section 51 of the Criminal Justice...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 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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Controlling or coercive behaviour offencesThis Practice Note considers the offences of controlling or coercive behaviour under section 76 of the...
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17th Sep
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Harassment offencesThe basic offences of harassment under sections 1(1) and (1A) of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (PHA 1997) are triable...
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16th Sep
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BurglaryBurglaryIn most cases burglary is an either-way offence and so it can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court.Burglary triable...
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16th Sep
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The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme and domestic violence protection notices and ordersDomestic Violence Disclosure SchemeThe Domestic Violence...
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16th Sep
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AffrayAffray is an offence created by the Public Order Act 1986 (POA 1986). It can be tried in either the magistrates’ court or the Crown Court. The...
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16th Sep
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Common law offence of false imprisonmentThe offence of false imprisonmentFalse imprisonment is a common law offence but it is more common as a civil...
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16th Sep
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Ill-treatment and wilful neglect—care worker and care provider offencesThis Practice Note analyses the care worker offences brought in by sections 20...
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Produced in partnership with Jeannie Mackie of Doughty Street Chambers 16th Sep
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RobberyRobberyRobbery is a theft offence, involving dishonesty but elevated also by the intention to use force.Robbery can only be tried in the Crown...
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16th Sep
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Criminal damageGeneralSimple criminal damage is triable either way unless the value of the alleged damage is £5,000 or less, in which case the offence...
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16th Sep
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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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16th Sep
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Intentional harassment, alarm or distressThis Practice Note explains the offence of causing intentional harassment, alarm or distress contrary to...
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16th Sep
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ArsonArsonDamage to property caused by fire is charged as arson. In R v Booth arson was not specified in the charge and the court ruled the indictment...
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16th Sep
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Assault occasioning actual bodily harmThe offence of actual bodily harmThe offence of assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) can be tried in...
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16th Sep
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Unlawful wounding or inflicting grievous bodily harmThe offence of unlawful wounding or inflicting grievous bodily harmThe offence of unlawful...
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16th Sep
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Human trafficking offencesWhat is human trafficking?The accepted definition is found in the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in...
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Produced in partnership with Ben Cooper of Doughty Street Chambers 16th Sep
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Threats to killThe offence of threats to killThe offence of threats to kill is an offence which can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown...
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16th Sep
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Handling stolen goodsThe ‘handling’ offenceHandling stolen goods is an offence that is triable either way.The elements of the offence are:•dishonestly...
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16th Sep
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Common assault and batteryThe offences of common assault and batteryTechnically, the offences of assault and battery are separate summary offences. An...
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16th Sep
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Causing fear or provocation of violenceThe offence of causing fear or provocation of violenceThe offence of causing fear or provocation of violence...
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16th Sep
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MurderThe offence of murderMurder is an offence that can only be tried in the Crown Court.Elements of the offence of murderThe elements of the offence...
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16th Sep

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