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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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Stop and search powersFamiliarity with stop and search powers is important because where a search leads to an arrest, the legality of the stop and...
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16th Sep
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Police station detention time limits Reviews of detention before chargeThe Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE 1984) provides that a person's...
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16th Sep
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Covert intelligence sourcesAlthough the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) repealed and replaced the majority of the Regulation of Investigatory...
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16th Sep
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Participating in an investigationThe lawyer's role in an investigationA defence lawyer has the responsibility as an adviser to act in the best...
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16th Sep
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Interception of communications under RIPA 2000—phone tapping and other criminal offences [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and...
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16th Sep
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Intimate searchesAuthorising and ordering intimate searchesAn intimate search is the physical examination of any of the suspect’s body orifices other...
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16th Sep
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Police BailPolicing And Crime Act 2017 amendments to police bailSome of the most important changes brought about by the Policing and Crime Act 2017...
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16th Sep
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Managing reputations during criminal investigationsIdentifying suspects of crimeA priority for corporate and high profile clients is that their...
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Produced in partnership with Ben Brocklehurst of PCB Byrne 16th Sep
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Excluded material and special procedure material under PACE 1984—applications and challengesThis Practice Note should be read in conjunction with...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Ozin QC and Alex Mills of 23 Essex Street Chambers 16th Sep
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Investigation of encryption protected electronic data under RIPA 2000Although the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) repealed and replaced much...
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16th Sep
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Obtaining and executing a search warrant under PACE 1984Searches of premises during criminal investigations may be conducted on the authority of a...
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16th Sep
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Inferences from silence—failure to mention factsThe Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (CJPOA 1994) permits a court to draw adverse inferences...
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16th Sep
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Investigatory Powers TribunalFor information on the overarching regime for scrunity of the use of powers under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA...
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16th Sep
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Compulsory interviews under SOCPA 2005Interview under SOCPA 2005An interview of a suspect under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (SOCPA...
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16th Sep
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Surveillance powers of local councilsThe Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) overhauled the legal framework governing the use of covert...
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16th Sep
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Application to retain seized propertyThis Practice Note explains the procedure to apply for the retention of property seized following a search under...
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16th Sep
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Non-intimate samplesThe police have wide powers to take non-intimate samples from a person under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE...
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16th Sep
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Voluntary attendance at an interview under cautionCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the...
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16th Sep
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Equipment interference under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) forms a central part of the legal framework...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Hanstock of Cornerstone Barristers 16th Sep
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Obtaining excluded material and special procedure material under PACE 1984Section 9 and Schedule 1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Ozin QC and Alex Mills of 23 Essex Street Chambers 16th Sep

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