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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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Accredited financial investigators and their powers under POCA 2002Who is an accredited financial investigator?An accredited financial investigator...
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24th Sep
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Variation or discharge of a restraint orderApplication to discharge a restraint orderAny person affected by a restraint order, as well as the person...
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Produced in partnership with Azizur Rahman of Rahman Ravelli 24th Sep
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Restraint ordersWhat is a restraint order?A restraint order is a preventive measure imposed in support of any confiscation order that may be or has...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Yeo and Ciju Puthuppally of Three Raymond Buildings 24th Sep
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Natural Resources Wales—powers to investigate environmental crimeNatural Resources Wales (NRW) is the principal regulator responsible for the...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court and Christian Jowett of 30 Park Place, Cardiff and 36 Group, 36 Commercial, London 24th Sep
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POCA 2002—external investigations under s 445Sections 444 and 445 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA 2002), provide the power to implement...
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Produced in partnership with Quinton Newcomb of FOUR Law &. Investigations Ltd 24th Sep
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Cash seizure and detentionCash seizure and detention under POCA 2002Chapter 3 of POCA 2002, Pt 5 provides for the recovery of cash in summary...
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24th Sep
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HMRC information powersThis Practice Note is about HMRC's powers to obtain documents and information in order to check a person’s tax position or...
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22nd Sep
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CMA dawn raids and interviewsThe arrival of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) (or any other competition authority) to conduct a dawn raid is...
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Produced in partnership with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 17th Sep
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Entry, search and seizure powers of immigration officersIP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. At this...
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Produced in partnership with Bijan Hoshi of Garden Court Chambers 17th Sep
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What powers do the police have to obtain or compel a suspect to provide a handwriting sample for comparison? What procedure applies?In answering this...
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17th Sep
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Environment Agency (EA)—powers of entryThe Environment Agency (EA), Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have...
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17th Sep
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Dealing with dawn raids by the Serious Fraud OfficeWhat is the SFO?The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigates serious or complex frauds and...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of PCB Byrne 17th Sep
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Dealing with dawn raids by the Health and Safety ExecutiveWhat is the HSE?The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the national regulator for...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of PCB Byrne 17th Sep
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Dawn raid—table of relevant authorities and the scope of their powersThis Practice Note provides a quick reference guide to the bodies that have the...
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17th Sep
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Dealing with dawn raids by the Financial Conduct AuthorityWhat is the FCA?The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulates financial services firms...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of PCB Byrne 17th Sep
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Dealing with dawn raids by the policeWhat type of police could I encounter?The police broadly investigate most offences in the UK. The police force in...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of PCB Byrne 17th Sep
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Dealing with dawn raids by HM Revenue & CustomsWhat is HMRC?HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is responsible for the administration and collection of...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of PCB Byrne 17th Sep
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Dealing with dawn raids by the Competition and Markets AuthorityBrexitAs of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. It...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of PCB Byrne and Sam Russell of PCB Byrne 17th Sep
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HMRC criminal investigations and dawn raidsHMRC can investigate suspected tax-related criminal offences in England and Wales using the powers, and...
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17th Sep
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HMRC inspection powersThis Practice Note is about HMRC's powers to inspect business premises in order to check a person's tax position, and the...
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17th Sep

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