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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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9th Nov
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Offences relating to untrue declarations etcA person commits an offence under the section 167 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (CEMA...
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9th Nov
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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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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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9th Nov
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What is compensation?A compensation order is defined in the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (PCC(S)A 2000), to mean an order which...
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9th Nov
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Possession with intent to supply a controlled drugIt is an offence for a person to have a controlled drug in his possession, whether lawfully or not,...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 12th Jan
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The introduction of trial by a single justice was a response to a belief, on the part of the government, that the use of two or three justices to deal...
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Produced in partnership with Quinton Newcomb of Fulcrum Chambers 12th Jan
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The offence of aggravated vehicle-takingA person is guilty of aggravated vehicle taking if:•they take a conveyance without the owner's or other lawful...
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9th Nov
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OmissionA defendant must be shown to have had the relevant mental state of mind or intention at the time that the act comprising offence is committed....
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9th Nov
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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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The offence of false imprisonmentFalse imprisonment is a common law offence but it is more common as a civil action in tort (see Practice Note: False...
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9th Nov
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Procedure for either-way offences not sent forthwith to the Crown Court for trial: plea before venue and allocationWhere the court decides that a case...
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9th Nov
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The offences of common assault and batteryTechnically, the offences of assault and battery are separate summary offences. An assault is committed when...
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9th Nov
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Offence of conspiracy to defraudConspiracy to defraud is a common law offence which was expressly preserved by section 5(2) of the Criminal Law Act...
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9th Nov
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There are two kinds of burden:•the legal burden, and•the evidential burdenThe legal burdenA party has the legal (sometimes called ‘the persuasive’)...
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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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Powers exercised by the Secretary of State/enforcement authorities under the Consumer Protection Act 1987Prohibition noticesUnder section 13(1)(a) of...
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7th May
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Who are the enforcers under the Consumer Credit Act 1974From 1 April 2014 enforcement of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CCA 1974) became the...
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7th May
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Application of the Consumer Protection Act 1987Part II of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (CPA 1987) provides regulation making powers for the...
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7th May
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For certain types of trade mark infringement cases (such as wilful infringement for the purpose of manufacturing counterfeit goods), the usual civil...
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6th May
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. It considers the impact of Brexit on consumer protection taking into account...
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6th May
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This Practice Note sets out a brief description of the key consumer legislation that businesses dealing with consumers should be aware of. It...
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6th May
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This Practice Note introduces the concept of secondary ticketing in the online marketplace and outlines the key legal issues, covering the...
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Produced in partnership with Louise Millington-Roberts, partner at Hill Dickinson 5th May
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As fireworks are explosives there are strict rules in place in the UK regulating the sale, possession and use of fireworks contained in legislation...
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28th Apr
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Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 (EE(S)R 2016), SI 2016/1101 came into force on 8...
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23rd Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Tom Fox of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer 9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Tom Fox of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer 9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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9th Apr
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The offence of contravening professional diligenceThe offence of contravening professional diligence is one of the criminal offences contained in the...
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9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Simm of Browne Jacobson 9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Simm of Browne Jacobson 9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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9th Apr
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia; Denmark; France; Greece; Ireland; Japan; Mexico; South...
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9th Apr
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11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the implementation period put in place to enable the UK to transition away from the EU’s laws and...
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8th Apr
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We have assumed that:•a company imports goods manufactured in China into the UK•the specific products are not dealt with explicitly in the products...
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