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Fraud by false representation—sentence trackerSentences for fraud by false representationA person convicted of fraud by false representation in the...
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19th May
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Recklessness in criminal casesWhat is recklessness?In respect of some statutory offences and common law crimes the prosecution are required to prove a...
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19th May
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Voluntary manslaughterVoluntary manslaughterVoluntary manslaughter consists of those killings which would be murder (because the accused has the...
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19th May
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Compensation orders in criminal casesThe procedural rules relating to the criminal courts’ powers to make compensation orders are contained in...
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19th May
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Failing to surrender, absconding and breach of bail conditionsBench warrantsThe Bail Act 1976 (BA 1976) provides that if a defendant fails to appear...
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Produced in partnership with Alistair Grainger of 25 Bedford Row 19th May
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Boiler room fraudWhat is a boiler room fraud?Boiler rooms are the names ascribed to high pressure sales environments. The idea is that the sales...
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19th May
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Proxy purchasing of tobacco and nicotine productsIn England and Wales it is an offence for an adult to buy or attempt to buy tobacco or tobacco...
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19th May
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Aggravated vehicle-takingThe offence of aggravated vehicle-takingA person is guilty of aggravated vehicle taking if:•they take a conveyance without...
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19th May
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ConspiracyThere are three main inchoate offences in English law: •conspiracy—where at least two people have agreed to commit a crime•attempt—where the...
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19th May
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Admissibility of defendant's bad character in criminal proceedingsWhat is bad character?The Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003) governs the...
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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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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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Police BailPolicing And Crime Act 2017 amendments to police bailSome of the most important changes brought about by the Policing and Crime Act 2017...
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19th May
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Corporate criminal liabilityThis Practice Note deals with what is meant by corporate liability in relation to criminal law. It covers establishing...
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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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Procedure for making bail applications and appealsCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic....
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19th May

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When can a criminal conviction be appealed?An appeal against conviction can be on points of law or fact. The single test for allowing an appeal is...
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1st Aug
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What impact does the bringing of an appeal against conviction have on a fine imposed by way of sentence? Does the offender have to pay the fine...
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Produced in partnership with Jamas Hodivala of Matrix Chambers 1st Aug
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How can you appeal a decision of the High Court on a case stated appeal to the UKSC and what is the test for permission to appeal?A decision of the...
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31st Jul
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In a civil complaint (appeal) in the magistrates’ court, a taxi licensing complaint, by a taxi driver, was dismissed. The taxi driver has now appealed...
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 31st Jul
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Absconders and the right to appeal Trial in absenceThe issue for the court in R v Okedare was whether it was prepared to entertain applications for...
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30th Jul
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Appealing a conviction in the Crown CourtThis Practice Note explains the right of defendants who have been convicted in criminal proceedings to appeal...
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Produced in partnership with Doughty Street Chambers 30th Jul
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Criminal appeals—reopening final determinationsReopening final determinations of the Court of Appeal Criminal DivisionThe Court of Appeal Criminal...
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30th Jul
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Appeal by way of case statedA challenge to a decision of the lower courts can be brought in various ways, including by way of appeal, judicial review...
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30th Jul
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Appeal against sentence in the Crown CourtThis Practice Note explains how to appeal to the Crown Court against a sentence imposed by the magistrates’...
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30th Jul
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Judgement handed downDraft JudgementFollowing any appeal hearing where the court reserves judgement and indicates that judgement is to be handed down...
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30th Jul
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Conducting an appeal in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division (CACD)Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the...
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30th Jul
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Appealing sentences passed in health and safety casesThere are procedural requirements that practitioners must be aware of when appealing sentences...
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Produced in partnership with David Travers QC and Nicholas Ostrowski, Barrister of 6 Pump Court Chambers 30th Jul
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Appeal to the Supreme Court in criminal casesCoronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be...
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Produced in partnership with Doughty Street Chambers 30th Jul
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Appeals in confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002A confiscation order constitutes a sentence for the purposes of appeal....
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Produced in partnership with BCL Burton Copeland 30th Jul
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Prosecution right to appeal—terminatory rulingsProsecutor’s appeal against terminating rulingsPart 9 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003)...
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Produced in partnership with Eva Niculiu of Three Raymond Buildings 30th Jul
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Criminal appeals—certificates of fitness to appeal from the Crown CourtStatutory basis for an appeal against conviction in the Crown CourtSection 1 of...
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30th Jul
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Appeal on fresh evidence in criminal casesThe interests of justice testThe single test for allowing an appeal against conviction is whether the...
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30th Jul
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Starting an appeal in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division (CACD)Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the...
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30th Jul

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