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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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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 17th Sep
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Environment Agency—powers to investigate environmental crimeThe Environment Agency (EA) is one of the regulators responsible for the enforcement of...
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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 17th Sep
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Powers of health and safety inspectors under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974The Health and Safety ExecutiveThe Health and Safety Executive...
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Produced in partnership with David Travers QC and Nicholas Ostrowski, Barrister of 6 Pump Court Chambers 17th Sep
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Seizure and retention of propertyLawful authority to seize and retain property (subject to legal professional privilege) following a search of...
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17th Sep
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Management of personal data in cross-border investigations involving US and EU companies [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Dan Hyde of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 17th Sep
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Internal company fraud investigationsPreliminary stepsBefore any action is taken it is important to consider:•what is the event which has created the...
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17th Sep
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Corporate co-operation guidance for organisations seeking a DPACo-operation by a corporate entity is key to obtaining a deferred prosecution agreement...
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17th Sep
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Maintaining privilege during criminal investigationsThe aim of this Practice Note is to provide some guidance about how best to ensure that legal...
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Produced in partnership with Áine Kervick of Kingsley Napley and Will Hayes of Kingsley Napley 17th Sep
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Corporate manslaughter—enforcement and prosecutionThe Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (CMCHA 2007) extends to the whole of the...
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17th Sep
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Insolvency Service criminal prosecutionsThe Insolvency Service Legal Services Directorate (LSD) is the lead criminal enforcement agency for insolvency...
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17th Sep
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Conducting an investigation into environmental crimeEnvironmental incidents often happen without warning and with significant consequences. It can be...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court 17th Sep
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SFO information sharing and section 3 powersWhat are the powers under section 3 CJA 1987?Section 3 of the Criminal Justice Act 1987 (CJA 1987)...
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17th Sep
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What General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Regulation (EU) 2016/679 issues arise when instructing a third party expert in criminal proceedings?...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Dan Hyde of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 17th Sep
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Does an employer have a duty to report crimes committed by its employees?There is no general obligation placed on individuals or organisations to...
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17th Sep
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Can NHS trusts charge a fee to the police for providing them with copies of patient medical records?In answering this query, it has been assumed that...
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17th Sep
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The police or regulator is conducting a search of my client’s premises but my team and I can’t attend because we are self-isolating. What can we...
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Produced in partnership with Jamas Hodivala of Matrix Chambers 17th Sep
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Memorandum of understanding—criminal investigations and prosecutionsWhere more than one enforcement agency is responsible for the investigation and/or...
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