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The offence of false imprisonmentFalse imprisonment is a common law offence but it is more common as a civil action in tort (see Practice Note: False...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other...
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Produced in partnership with 25 Bedford Row 12th Jan
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OmissionA defendant must be shown to have had the relevant mental state of mind or intention at the time that the act comprising offence is committed....
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9th Nov
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The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the offences under section 1, 2 and 6 of the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010). It...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 12th Jan
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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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The offence of aggravated vehicle-takingA person is guilty of aggravated vehicle taking if:•they take a conveyance without the owner's or other lawful...
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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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BackgroundThe concept of privilege against self-incrimination, which is commonly referred to as one distinct protection, actually arises from a number...
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Produced in partnership with Aine Kervick and Will Hayes of Kingsley Napley LLP 12th Jan
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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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The power of the court to order the forfeiture of property under the PCC(S)A 2000The Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 is the principal...
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9th 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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9th Nov
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Changes under CFA 2017The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA 2017) received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and made various changes to Part 5 of the...
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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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Offence of cheating the public revenueThe offence of cheating the public revenue is a common law offence triable only on indictment. This means that,...
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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 12th Jan

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In 2020, the CPS released additional guidance on...
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Produced in partnership with Alistair Grainger of 25 Bedford Row 15th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Checklist contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020) among other...
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Produced in partnership with Alistair Grainger of 25 Bedford Row 14th Apr
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The Bail Act 1976 (BA 1976) expressly stipulates that in taking any decision about bail the court should have regard to any misuse of controlled...
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14th Apr
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Conditions of bailA defendant granted bail by the court may be required to comply with conditions of bail both before and after bail is granted.The...
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Produced in partnership with Alistair Grainger of 25 Bedford Row 14th Apr
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Bench warrantsThe Bail Act 1976 (BA 1976) provides that if a defendant fails to appear at court to answer bail, the court may issue a warrant for...
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Produced in partnership with Alistair Grainger of 25 Bedford Row 14th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020) among other...
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14th Apr
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Policing And Crime Act 2017 amendments to police bailSome of the most important changes brought about by the Policing and Crime Act 2017 (PCA 2017)...
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14th Apr
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The right to bailThe Bail Act 1976 (BA 1976) gives a general right to bail to:•any person appearing before a magistrates’ court, youth court or Crown...
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14th Apr
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The Bail Act 1976 (BA 1976) gives the court power to:•vary any conditions it has imposed on bail in the proceedings•impose conditions in cases where...
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14th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. For information on trials of children and young people, see: Trial of Children...
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9th Apr
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Pre-charge bailBail from a police station, whether it be following arrest or detention, pending further enquiries or pending charge, encompasses a...
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13th Feb
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The Prosecution of Offences (Custody Time Limits) Regulations 1987, SI 1987/299, made pursuant to section 22 of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985...
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Produced in partnership with Philip Rule 8th Jan
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Currently, we are experiencing unprecedented times and the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) is causing significant problems within the criminal...
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Produced in partnership with Tori Adams of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan

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