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Sentencing guidelines for sexual offencesThe Sentencing Council (SC) produces guidance on sentencing for courts in England and Wales in the form of...
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Breach of a community orderThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales (Sentencing Code) that...
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Proxy purchasing of tobacco and nicotine productsIn England and Wales it is an offence for an adult to buy or attempt to buy tobacco or tobacco...
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Assault with intent to resist or prevent arrestThe offence of assault with intent to resist or prevent arrestAssault with intent to resist or prevent...
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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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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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Sexual offences prevention orders [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is not being maintained. Repeal and transitional provisionsSexual...
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Dangerous drivingThe offence of dangerous drivingDangerous driving contrary to section 2 Road traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988) is an offence that can be...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 19th May
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European Investigation Orders (EIOs)—process [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not being maintained. Following the end...
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TheftThe offence of theft and mode of trialTheft is an either way offence; it can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court. Note,...
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NMC Fitness to Practise Hearings—the impairment stageCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by...
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 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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Abuse of process procedureFor an explanation of when abuse of process applications may arise in criminal proceedings, see Practice Note: Abuse of...
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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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Solemn procedure in Scottish criminal proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Scottish criminal procedure has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic....
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Produced in partnership with Craig Findlater of Black Chambers and Stephen O'Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers 19th May

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Anti-bribery and corruption—charitable and political donationsCharitable and political donations can give rise to higher risks of bribery and...
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Sanctions regime—cyber-attacks [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.Financial sanctions target behaviour,...
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Debarment for bribery convictionsBrexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is...
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Sanctions regime—cyberattacksFinancial sanctions target behaviour, and have traditionally been aimed at:•terrorism•nuclear weapons development,...
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Anti-bribery and corruption—gifts and hospitality policyFrom: [Insert name and job title].We run our business[es] with integrity. All of us must work...
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Anti-bribery and corruption—agents and intermediaries policyFrom: [Insert name and job title].We run our business[es] with integrity. All of us must...
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Licences and exemptions in financial sanctionsThe UK’s domestic sanctions framework is governed by the Sanctions and Anti-money Laundering Act 2018...
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Produced in partnership with Roger Matthews of Dentons and John Binns of BCL Solicitors LLP 30th Jul
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Designation of sanctions targets under the UN sanctions, UK sanctions and EU sanctions regimesWith the passing of the Sanctions and Anti-Money...
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Corruption and common law bribery—pre-Bribery Act 2010 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides a working guide to the law of...
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Offset arrangementsOffset arrangements arise where an additional investment, payment or other industrial, commercial or economic benefit is offered or...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 30th Jul
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Civil recovery orders in SFO casesA civil recovery order (CRO) is an order available to recover the proceeds of crime through action in the High...
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When can a commission be a bribe?All commissions constitute the giving of a financial advantage, although they will not necessarily be...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 30th Jul
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The enforcement of export control breachesExport controlsThere are strict controls on the export, brokering and transshipment of ‘strategic’ goods,...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Tauwhare MVO MIExCP 30th Jul
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Development of sanctions regime in the UK during the Brexit transition period [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not...
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