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What is a disclosure order?A disclosure order is, in general terms, an order authorising a request for information with which the recipient is obliged...
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9th Nov
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Judicial independence is fundamental to the rule of law. The integrity of the criminal justice system depends on a fair and public hearing by an...
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9th Nov
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What are hygiene improvement notices?Hygiene improvement notices are used by enforcement authorities such as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) or a...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Checklist contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020) among other...
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9th Nov
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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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The offence of threats to killThe offence of threats to kill is an offence which can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court. The...
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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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Produced in partnership with Leon Kazakos QC of 2 Hare Court 12th Jan
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Production ordersThe purpose of a production order is to obtain material relating to a known person or business, such as bank statements and...
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9th Nov
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BackgroundThe concept of privilege against self-incrimination, which is commonly referred to as one distinct protection, actually arises from a number...
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Produced in partnership with Aine Kervick and Will Hayes of Kingsley Napley LLP 12th Jan
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The offence of aggravated vehicle-takingA person is guilty of aggravated vehicle taking if:•they take a conveyance without the owner's or other lawful...
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9th Nov
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The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the offences under section 1, 2 and 6 of the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010). It...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 12th Jan
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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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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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Criminal offences are generally divided into two categories: •conduct crimes, and •result crimesA conduct crime is a crime where only the forbidden...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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Involuntary manslaughter—introductionManslaughter can be classified as either voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter consists of those...
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9th Nov

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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...
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5th May
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Identifying suspects of crimeA priority for corporate and high profile clients is that their reputation remains untarnished should they be...
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Produced in partnership with Ben Brocklehurst of Byrne and Partners LLP 9th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak....
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9th Apr
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The lawyer's role in an investigationA defence lawyer has the responsibility as an adviser to act in the best interests of their client, upon their...
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9th Apr
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Lawful arrest—human rightsThe right to liberty is a fundamental principle of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998), which itself gives effect to the...
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We assume this Q&A is referring to the offence of driving with no insurance contrary to section 143 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988) and...
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We have limited our research to cover searches conducted under Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE 1984).The power under PACE 1984, s 32 to...
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