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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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9th Nov
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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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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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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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Voluntary bill of indictmentAn indictment may, exceptionally, be preferred (ie served on a Crown Court) by the direction or with the consent of a High...
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9th Nov
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Elements of the offence of perverting the course of justicePerverting the course of justice is a common law offence which can only be tried on...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 12th Jan
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Production ordersThe purpose of a production order is to obtain material relating to a known person or business, such as bank statements and...
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9th Nov
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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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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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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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The rules relating to the form of indictments and the procedure for their creation and adoption are contained in the following: •the Indictments Act...
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9th Nov
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What is an absolute discharge?An absolute discharge is the most lenient sentence available to the court and is imposed where the court is satisfied...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In particular, the...
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9th Nov
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When defendants are guilty, they have a choice to plead guilty or to put the prosecution to proof. When they plead guilty they may benefit from a...
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9th Nov
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Community order requirementsCommunity order requirements are set out in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003), as amended by the Legal Aid,...
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9th Nov
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Definition of automatismAn act is done in a state of automatism if it is done by the body without control by the mind, (eg it is a spasm or a reflex),...
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STOP PRESS: All offenders convicted on or after 1 December 2020 must be sentenced under the provisions of the Sentencing Code, regardless of the date...
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7th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides a working guide to the practicalities of prosecuting/defending investigations and prosecutions under...
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Produced in partnership with Ropes & Gray 16th Mar
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Bribery Act 2010—territorial applicationThe Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) creates a choice of jurisdiction where part or parts of the offence occur in...
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Produced in partnership with Tom Stocker of Pinsent Masons 9th Mar
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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides a working guide to the law of corruption in the UK before the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) came into...
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Produced in partnership with Ropes & Gray 5th Mar
Precedents
1Introduction1.1Bribery and corruption remain major issues in world trade, despite the many dedicated efforts to prevent them. They are very damaging...
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3rd Mar
Precedents
From: [Insert name and job title].We run our business[es] with integrity. All of us must work together to ensure our business[es] remain[s] untainted...
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25th Feb
Precedents
From: [Insert name and job title].We run our business[es] with integrity. All of us must work together to ensure our business[es] [remains OR remain]...
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25th Feb
Precedents
From: [Insert name and job title].We run our business[es] with integrity. All of us must work together to ensure our business[es] remain[s] untainted...
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25th Feb
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SFO’s key policies on prosecuting bribery offencesThe Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is the lead investigating and prosecuting body for corporate bribery...
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Produced in partnership with Emily Agnoli of Simmons & Simmons 24th Feb
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Self-reporting is the process by which a business can report to law enforcement agencies upon its discovery of financial or other wrongdoing within...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Dent (Barrister) of 5 St Andrew’s Hill 24th Feb
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The Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) was passed to ensure the UK’s compliance with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD)...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 24th Feb
Q&As
Commercial organisations which have identified involvement in corruption, whether directly or by an associated person, should seek expert advice...
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13th Feb
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The following questions and issues should be at the forefront of a lawyer’s mind when advising in relation to an internal investigation...
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8th Jan
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Effect of sections 108 and 109 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001Sections 108 and 109 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act...
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6th Dec
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Required document or action Yes/No Comment/action required Do you have a public, clear and forthright code of ethics and/or...
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26th Sep
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Is risk assessment overseen at the highest level in the company? In order to show top level commitment to anti-bribery measures, a...
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25th Sep
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Businesses and their employees must be alert to indicators of corruption. The following checklist identifies indicators of corruption...
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25th Sep
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• Has your company got a clear and forthright code of ethics which explicitly refers to a zero tolerance of bribery and corruption? This...
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25th Sep
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• Any agent or representative of a business should be subject to due diligence • The company will have to make their own inquiries...
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25th Sep
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• Does the company have a due diligence policy which covers all parties to a business relationship, including the company's supply...
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25th Sep

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