Arrest and detention

Arrest and detention guidance:

There are two types of conflict: own interest conflicts and client conflicts of interest. This Practice Note explains when you can act if there is or may be a conflict of...

Practice Note

Lawful arrest—human rights The right to liberty is a fundamental principle of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998), which itself gives effect to the rights contained in...

Practice Note

Identifying suspects of crime A priority for corporate and high profile clients is that their reputation remains untarnished should they be investigated for a criminal...

Practice Note

The lawyer's role in an investigation A defence lawyer has the responsibility as an adviser to act in the best interests of their client, upon their client's...

Practice Note

Reviews of detention before charge The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE 1984) provides that a person's detention in the police station must be periodically...

Practice Note