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ECHR, art 5(4)—rights and dutiesThe scope of article 5(4) Article 5(4) of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) provides that: 'Everyone who...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Sperling of SL5 Legal 19th May
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Allocation and sending—either-way offences not sent forthwith to the Crown Court for trialProcedure for either-way offences not sent forthwith to the...
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Specific and basic intentSpecific intent—definitionOffences requiring specific intent are of two kinds:•where the mental element of the offence...
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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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Committal for sentenceSummary of magistrates’ powers to commitA magistrates' court does not have power to impose a sentence of imprisonment or...
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19th May
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GOC—interim ordersInterim ordersThe GOC’s Fitness to Practise Committee (FTPC) may impose an interim order in respect of a registrant if it is...
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19th May
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Intimate searchesAuthorising and ordering intimate searchesAn intimate search is the physical examination of any of the suspect’s body orifices other...
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19th May
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Production orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002Production ordersThe purpose of a production order is to obtain material relating to a known...
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19th May
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NMC disciplinary processNursing and Midwifery CouncilThe Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the regulatory body for all nurses and midwives...
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 19th May
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Witness intimidationIntimidation of witnesses and jurorsIntimidation of witnesses and/or jurors is an offence under section 51 of the Criminal Justice...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 19th May
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Corporate manslaughter—prosecutions trackerThis Practice Note provides a summary of key corporate manslaughter prosecutions and convictions under...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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Abuse of process in criminal proceedingsThe procedure for making an application to stay proceedings due to abuse of process is governed by rule 3.28...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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Procedure for making bail applications and appealsCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic....
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19th May
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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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19th May

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Where can I find the Brexit legislation concerning product certification/conformity (eg CE marking) and the extent to which products will be...
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Do the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 apply to Limited Companies as traders?The Consumer...
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Produced in partnership with Leigh Callaway of Fladgate 1st Aug
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Produced in partnership with Louise Millington-Roberts, partner at Hill Dickinson 31st Jul
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What, if any, are the ramifications of a used car retailer selling a car to a customer using the term ‘sold as seen’ as part of the terms of the...
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Under product safety law, whose name and address (importer, producer, manufacturer or other) should be detailed on (the packaging of) an imported...
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31st Jul
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31st Jul
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31st Jul
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30th Jul
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UK criminal cartel offence–pre-April 2014 [Archived]ARCHIVED–this archived practice note provides information on pre—2014 criminal cartel offence and...
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Produced in partnership with Winston & Strawn 30th Jul
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30th Jul
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