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This Practice Note explains the main fitness to practise hearing before the Health and Care Professions Tribunal (HCPT). It deals with preparation for...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 12th Jan
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The test for exclusion under PACE 1984, s 78An accused has no entitlement to have evidence excluded simply because it has been obtained unlawfully. To...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court 12th Jan
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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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The offence of possession of a bladed articleThe offence of having a bladed article in a public place can be tried in either the magistrates' court or...
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9th Nov
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What is compensation?A compensation order is defined in the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (PCC(S)A 2000), to mean an order which...
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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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What is a boiler room fraud?Boiler rooms are the names ascribed to high pressure sales environments. The idea is that the sales environment creates...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note deals with what is meant by corporate liability in relation to criminal law. It covers establishing corporate liability, the...
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9th Nov
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What is a remedial action notice?A remedial action notice is used by enforcement authorities such as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) or a local...
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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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Intimate Samples from a detained suspectAn intimate sample is:•a sample of blood, semen or any other tissue fluid, urine or pubic hair•a dental...
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9th Nov
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Affray is an offence created by the Public Order Act 1986 (POA 1986). It can be tried in either the magistrates’ court or the Crown Court. The...
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9th Nov
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When do local authorities investigate environmental offences?Environmental offences cover a broad range of crimes which affect the surroundings we...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Phillips of 6 Pump Court 12th Jan
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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 12th Jan
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The ‘handling’ offenceHandling stolen goods is an offence that is triable either way.The elements of the offence are:•dishonestly receiving the goods,...
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9th Nov
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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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Produced in partnership with Kathryn Hughes of QEB Hollis Whiteman 12th Jan

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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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14th Apr
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All commissions constitute the giving of a financial advantage, although they will not necessarily be bribes.Commissions may be facilitation payments,...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 14th Apr
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Offset arrangements arise where an additional investment, payment or other industrial, commercial or economic benefit is offered or required as part...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 14th Apr
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Corporate criminal liability for bribery—section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010This offence can only be committed by relevant commercial organisations...
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14th Apr
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The nature of the offenceThis Practice Note explains the rules relating to the jurisdiction to try allegations of bribery under the Bribery Act 2010,...
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14th Apr
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An agent is a person who performs services for or on behalf of a commercial organisation. The use of agents will principally create risk under the...
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Produced in partnership with Joanna Dimmock of White & Case 14th Apr
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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 14th Apr
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Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officialsFacilitation payments, also known as facilitating or grease payments, are generally small...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 14th Apr
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Almost every business and everyone involved in the carrying on of a trade incorporates an element of hospitality to existing or potential business...
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Produced in partnership with Joanna Dimmock of White & Case 14th Apr
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Charitable and political donations can give rise to higher risks of bribery and corruption. They can be (or be seen to be) bribes in disguise.This...
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14th Apr
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Brexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Will Glover of 3 Temple Gardens 14th Apr
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This Practice Note considers:•EU sanctions•sanctions in the US, and•the similarities and differences between the EU and US sanctions regimesPractice...
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14th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at:•issues that sanctions can pose on lending transactions•the key provisions of the facility agreement that must be...
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14th Apr
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This Practice Note provides a summary of noteworthy convictions brought under the pre-Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) corruption regime with brief cases...
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9th Apr
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​​Country​​Regulatory body​​Sanction List(Links to sanctions lists are provided, where publicly available)​​IncludingMultinationalUnited NationsUnited...
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9th Apr
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As businesses eagerly expand into new markets looking for new growth opportunities, they must be careful, as with new growth comes new challenges....
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Produced in partnership with Stephen R. Martin of Arnold & Porter LLP 9th Apr
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This Practice Note provides a summary of key bribery convictions and alternative disposals since the implementation of the offences under the Bribery...
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9th Apr
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The US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA) is part of US federal law, which prohibits corrupt payments to or for foreign public officials. It...
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Produced in partnership with Ropes & Gray 9th Apr
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This Practice Note contains a comparison table showing differences and similarities between the US Foreign Corrupt Practice Act 1977 (FCPA 1977) and...
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9th Apr
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There are strict controls on the export, brokering and transshipment of ‘strategic’ goods, software and technology from and through the UK. This...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Tauwhare MVO MIExCP 9th Apr

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