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Boiler room fraudWhat is a boiler room fraud?Boiler rooms are the names ascribed to high pressure sales environments. The idea is that the sales...
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19th May
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Mandatory life sentencesThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales (Sentencing Code) that applies...
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19th May
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Single justice procedureThe introduction of trial by a single justice was a response to a belief, on the part of the government, that the use of two...
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Produced in partnership with Quinton Newcomb of Fulcrum Chambers 19th May
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Exclusion of unfair evidence in criminal proceedingsThe test for exclusion under PACE 1984, s 78An accused has no entitlement to have evidence...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court 19th May
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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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19th May
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Failing to stop or report an accidentDrivers are under a duty to stop at the scene of an accident, provide personal details and report an accident....
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 19th May
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Sentencing organisations for health and safety offencesThe Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA 1974) applies to employers and self employed...
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Produced in partnership with David Travers QC and Nicholas Ostrowski, Barrister of 6 Pump Court Chambers 19th May
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What is the time limit for bringing a prosecution for a summary only offence?We refer you to Practice Note: Commencing criminal proceedings—applying...
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19th May
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Intimate SamplesIntimate Samples from a detained suspectAn intimate sample is:•a sample of blood, semen or any other tissue fluid, urine or pubic...
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19th May
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Grounds for refusing bailThe right to bailThe Bail Act 1976 (BA 1976) gives a general right to bail to:•any person appearing before a magistrates’...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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Excluding evidence of bad characterExcluding evidence of the defendant's 'bad character' under CJA 2003, s 101(3)Where evidence of a defendant's bad...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court 19th May
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Commencing criminal proceedings—applying for the issue of a summonsAll criminal cases begin in the magistrates' court however serious the offence....
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19th May
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Application to dismissApplication to dismissUnder paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 3 to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (CDA 1998), the defendant may (after...
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19th May
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Procedure for making bail applications and appealsCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic....
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19th May
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Forfeiture of property following convictionThe power of the court to order the forfeiture of property under the Sentencing Act 2020The Sentencing Act...
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19th May

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Can a defendant be given 'indefinite' bail or must there be a date attached to the bail?Pre-charge bailBail from a police station, whether it be...
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5th Jun
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My client is ill and or is self isolating due to coronavirus (COVID-19). What steps can be taken in the event they cannot report for bail, attend...
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Produced in partnership with Tori Adams of 4 King’s Bench Walk 5th Jun
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Failing to surrender, absconding and breach of bail conditionsBench warrantsThe Bail Act 1976 (BA 1976) provides that if a defendant fails to appear...
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Produced in partnership with Alistair Grainger of 25 Bedford Row 5th Jun
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Application to vary bailThe Bail Act 1976 (BA 1976) gives the court power to:•vary any conditions it has imposed on bail in the proceedings•impose...
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5th Jun
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Grounds for refusing bailThe right to bailThe Bail Act 1976 (BA 1976) gives a general right to bail to:•any person appearing before a magistrates’...
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5th Jun
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Young offenders and the criminal justice system [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. For information on...
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5th Jun
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Applying for bail for drug users The Bail Act 1976 (BA 1976) expressly stipulates that in taking any decision about bail the court should have regard...
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5th Jun
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Procedure for making bail applications and appealsCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic....
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5th Jun
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Securities, sureties and other conditions of bailConditions of bailA defendant granted bail by the court may be required to comply with conditions of...
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5th Jun
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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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5th Jun
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Crown Court bail applicationCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Checklist contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Act 2020...
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5th Jun
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Appealing refusal or grant of bailCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In 2020, the CPS...
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5th Jun

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