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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 9th Nov
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The offence of actual bodily harmThe offence of assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) can be tried in either the magistrates' court or the...
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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 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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Lawful arrest—human rightsThe right to liberty is a fundamental principle of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998), which itself gives effect to the...
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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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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 Kevin Henry of Optimum Advocates and Stephen O’Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers 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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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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Specific intent—definitionOffences requiring specific intent are of two kinds:•where the mental element of the offence requires a purposive intent...
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How to identify hearsayThe definition of hearsay is contained in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003). It comprises of four essential...
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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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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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Judicial independence is fundamental to the rule of law. The integrity of the criminal justice system depends on a fair and public hearing by an...
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Fraud by failure to disclose information while under a legal duty to do so An offence of fraud by failure to disclose is committed where a...
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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 9th Nov

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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 Jeremy Kanarek, Amanda Raad, Tina Yu and Susan Zhu of Ropes & Gray 27th Nov
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This Practice Note explains what trade and financial sanctions are and who imposes them, how sanctions are administered and enforced, brief details of...
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This Practice Note describes the current position on the enforcement of financial sanctions breaches in the UK as it applies during the implementation...
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This Practice Note explains the UK domestic sanctions regime under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (SAMLA 2018). This regime was...
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Produced in partnership with John Binns of BCL Solicitors 23rd Nov
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The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (SAMLA 2018) was implemented to ensure the UK has a robust sanctions regime after the UK leaves the...
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​​Country​​Regulatory body​​Sanction List(Links to sanctions lists are provided, where publicly available)​​IncludingMultinationalUnited NationsUnited...
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Financial sanctions target behaviour, and have traditionally been aimed at:•terrorism•nuclear weapons development, and•human rights abuses (see...
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This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For further reading, see Practice Note: Development of...
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The Practice Note entitled EU/UK financial and trade sanctions for insurers outlines the sanctions applicable to insurers, the nature of those...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel Martin of HFW 18th Nov
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The financial sanctions regime remains a myth to some organisations. You need to understand that it applies to you. This brief Practice Note outlines...
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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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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 18th Nov
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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 18th Nov
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Who is investigating?In our current globalised market, it is very common for multiple government agencies, across multiple jurisdictions to...
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Produced in partnership with Amanda Raad, Arla Kerr and Harriet Slater of Ropes & Gray 18th Nov
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BREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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Produced in partnership with Roger Matthews of Dentons 18th Nov
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A civil recovery order (CRO) is an order available to recover the proceeds of crime through action in the High Court, rather than the criminal court,...
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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 18th Nov

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