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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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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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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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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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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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Serious crime prevention orders (SCPOs) were created by Part 1 of the Serious Crime Act 2007 (SCA 2007) and are civil orders used against those...
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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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A challenge to a decision of the lower courts can be brought in various ways, including by way of appeal, judicial review or an appeal by case stated....
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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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Offending behaviour programmesAn accreditation system for offending behaviour programmes (OBPs) was introduced by the prison service in 1996. OBPs are...
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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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Obtaining services dishonestlyIt is an offence for a defendant to obtain, by any dishonest act, services for which payment is required, with intent to...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other measures, makes...
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Application to dismissUnder paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 3 to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (CDA 1998), the defendant may (after the date when he is...
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Exceptions under the CJA 2003The admission of hearsay evidence is regulated by the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003).See Practice Note:...
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The offence of misleading omissionsEngaging in a commercial practice that is a misleading omission is made an offence by the Consumer Protection from...
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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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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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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is not being maintained.When is a parent corporation liable for the acts of its subsidiaries under the Foreign...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen R. Martin of Arnold & Porter LLP 9th Apr
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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 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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Most multinational companies today engage third parties, which can provide them with valuable resources for conducting business throughout the world....
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Produced in partnership with Stephen R. Martin of Arnold & Porter LLP 9th Apr
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On 29 November 2017, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a new US Department of Justice (DOJ) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977...
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Produced in partnership with Amanda Raad and Zaneta Wykowska 9th Apr
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What is the FCPA and what does it prohibit?The Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) was enacted in 1977 and amended after complaints from industry...
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9th Apr
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Background to the Foreign Corrupt Practices ActThe US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a broad and very well-enforced piece of legislation that...
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