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There is no defence of entrapment in English law but it is considered to be an abuse of the process of the court for state agents to lure a person...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the Scottish government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. For information...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Findlater of Black Chambers and Stephen O'Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers 9th Nov
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Competency—general ruleThe most common way for evidence to be adduced is through the testimony of a witness. A witness is said to be competent if they...
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9th Nov
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Possessing extreme pornographySimple possession of extreme pornography is an offence under section 63 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008...
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9th Nov
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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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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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Elements of the offence of perverting the course of justicePerverting the course of justice is a common law offence which can only be tried on...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 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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Offences relating to untrue declarations etcA person commits an offence under the section 167 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (CEMA...
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9th Nov
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Searches of premises during criminal investigations may be conducted on the authority of a warrant issued by a court, or without warrant under a...
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9th Nov
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Sentences for fraud by false representationA person convicted of fraud by false representation in the Crown Court on indictment faces a maximum...
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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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Section 9 and Schedule 1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE 1984) afford access to material that cannot be obtained by an application...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Ozin QC and Alex Mills of 23 Essex Street Chambers 9th Nov
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This Practice Note explains the right of defendants who have been convicted in criminal proceedings to appeal against their convictions in the...
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Produced in partnership with Doughty Street Chambers 9th Nov
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Civil investigation of tax fraudHMRC’s published policy in respect of tax fraud states that HMRC will seek to use a civil rather than criminal...
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Produced in partnership with Corker Binning 9th Nov
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The offence of misleading omissionsEngaging in a commercial practice that is a misleading omission is made an offence by the Consumer Protection from...
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9th Nov

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Lexis®PSL Financial Services FCA/PRA Enforcement Database: This incorporates detailed information on all substantive FCA and PRA Final Notices and,...
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Produced in partnership with Sara Cody of Linklaters 24th 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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23rd Oct
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The procedure for the hearing of an application for access to the information and material used to obtain a search warrant or comparable order, where...
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21st Oct
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The aim of this Practice Note is to provide some guidance on the principles of legal professional privilege (LPP) as they apply in criminal...
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Produced in partnership with Aine Kervick and Will Hayes of Kingsley Napley 19th Oct
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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, grants...
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9th Oct
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Searches of premises during criminal investigations may be conducted on the authority of a warrant issued by a court, or without warrant under a...
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6th Oct
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Additional requirements have been imposed by the courts where investigators have sought to exercise their powers under section 352 of the Proceeds of...
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6th Oct
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We have assumed that this Q&A relates section 82 of the Deregulation Act 2015 (DA 2015) which allowed the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee (CPRC) to...
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5th Oct
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This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Obtaining excluded material and special material under PACE 1984 which explains...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Ozin QC and Alex Mills of 23 Essex Street Chambers 2nd Oct
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This Practice Note explains the procedure to apply for the retention of property seized following a search under section 59(5) of the Criminal Justice...
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2nd Oct
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A suspect's fingerprints can always be taken if they consent. Where the suspect is at the police station and gives consent for their fingerprints to...
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2nd Oct
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Section 9 and Schedule 1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE 1984) afford access to material that cannot be obtained by an application...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Ozin QC and Alex Mills of 23 Essex Street Chambers 2nd Oct
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HMRC can investigate suspected tax-related criminal offences in England and Wales using the powers, and subject to the safeguards, in the Police and...
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Produced in partnership with Cathya Djanogly 29th Sep
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The use of video-conferencing technology has become essential for lawyers since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If your client wishes you to...
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Produced in partnership with Jamas Hodivala of Matrix Chambers 28th Sep
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The aim of this Practice Note is to provide some guidance about how best to ensure that legal professional privilege (LPP) is maintained for the...
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26th Sep
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Search on arrest–away from the police stationA person who has been arrested at a place other than a police station may be searched by a police officer...
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26th Sep
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The powers of the police to enter and search premises are both extensive and various. The police may search premises on the authority of a warrant...
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26th Sep
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Authorising and ordering intimate searchesAn intimate search is the physical examination of any of the suspect’s body orifices other than the mouth....
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26th Sep
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The police have wide powers to take non-intimate samples from a person under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE 1984). Non-intimate...
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26th Sep
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HMRC's information powers in Schedule 36 to the Finance Act 2008 (FA 2008) (see Practice Note: HMRC information powers) are supplemented by...
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25th Sep

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