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Taking a conveyance without authority offenceTaking a conveyance without authority is committed when a person:•takes a conveyance without the owner's...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other measures, makes...
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9th Nov
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Intimate Samples from a detained suspectAn intimate sample is:•a sample of blood, semen or any other tissue fluid, urine or pubic hair•a dental...
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9th Nov
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Offending behaviour programmesAn accreditation system for offending behaviour programmes (OBPs) was introduced by the prison service in 1996. OBPs are...
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Produced in partnership with Simon Creighton of Bhatt Murphy Solicitors 12th Jan
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Changes under CFA 2017The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA 2017) received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and made various changes to Part 5 of the...
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9th Nov
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How to identify hearsayThe definition of hearsay is contained in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003). It comprises of four essential...
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9th Nov
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Any informal request or formal application for the return of property seized by an investigating authority during a criminal investigation will depend...
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9th Nov
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What is a remedial action notice?A remedial action notice is used by enforcement authorities such as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) or a local...
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9th Nov
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Serious crime prevention orders (SCPOs) were created by Part 1 of the Serious Crime Act 2007 (SCA 2007) and are civil orders used against those...
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9th Nov
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What is the defence of insanity?Insanity is a common law defence to a criminal charge. A defence of insanity is available in both the magistrates'...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note explains the main fitness to practise hearing before the Health and Care Professions Tribunal (HCPT). It deals with preparation for...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 12th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other...
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Produced in partnership with 25 Bedford Row 12th Jan
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Pre-sentence reportsA pre-sentence report (PSR) is a report usually prepared by the National Probation Service (NPS) with a view to assisting the...
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9th Nov
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Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officialsFacilitation payments, also known as facilitating or grease payments, are generally small...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 12th Jan
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There are two kinds of burden:•the legal burden, and•the evidential burdenThe legal burdenA party has the legal (sometimes called ‘the persuasive’)...
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9th Nov
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The principle of transferred maliceIf a person has a malicious intent towards X and, in carrying out that intent, injures Y, he is guilty of an...
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9th Nov

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The offences of common assault and batteryTechnically, the offences of assault and battery are separate summary offences. An assault is committed when...
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30th Mar
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What is human trafficking?The accepted definition is found in the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially women...
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Produced in partnership with Ben Cooper of Doughty Street Chambers 30th Mar
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Voluntary manslaughterVoluntary manslaughter consists of those killings which would be murder (because the accused has the relevant mental element for...
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24th Mar
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RobberyRobbery is a theft offence, involving dishonesty but elevated also by the intention to use force.Robbery can only be tried in the Crown Court...
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19th Mar
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The offence of violent disorderViolent disorder can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court. These offences will normally be dealt with...
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16th Mar
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BurglaryIn most cases burglary is an either-way offence and so it can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court.Burglary triable only on...
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15th Mar
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The offence of false imprisonmentFalse imprisonment is a common law offence but it is more common as a civil action in tort (see Practice Note: False...
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15th Mar
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The offences of child abductionThe Child Abduction Act 1984 (CAA 1984) creates two child abduction offences. The first offence relates to the...
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11th Mar
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The basic offences of harassment under sections 1(1) and (1A) of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (PHA 1997) are triable only summarily.For the...
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11th Mar
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The offence of kidnappingKidnapping is a common law offence and is triable only on indictment. It may be classified in class 2A, 2B or 3—see Criminal...
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11th Mar
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Assisting or encouraging suicide since 1st February 2010The offence of suicide was abolished by section 1 of the Suicide Act 1961 (SA 1961). However,...
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Produced in partnership with Doughty Street Chambers 26th Feb
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Authorisation for the use of the power of dispersalSection 34 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ABCPA 2014) provides that a...
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Produced in partnership with Philip Rule of No 5 Chambers 8th Jan
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Domestic Violence Disclosure SchemeThe Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS), often known as Clare’s Law, was rolled out across England and Wales...
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24th Dec
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Section 139(4) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 provides a defence for the accused to prove that he had good reason or lawful authority for having the...
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6th Dec
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Under section 16 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (OATPA 1861), a person who without lawful excuse makes to another a threat, intending...
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6th Dec
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In answering this Q&A, research has been limited to cover offences under section 1 and 2 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) and other possible...
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6th Dec

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