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RobberyRobberyRobbery is a theft offence, involving dishonesty but elevated also by the intention to use force.Robbery can only be tried in the Crown...
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19th May
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Possession of a bladed articleThe offence of possession of a bladed articleThe offence of having a bladed article in a public place can be tried in...
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19th May
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Common law offence of kidnappingThe offence of kidnappingKidnapping is a common law offence and is triable only on indictment. It may be classified in...
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19th May
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Criminal act or omissionOmissionA defendant must be shown to have had the relevant mental state of mind or intention at the time that the act...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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Criminal contempt of court—common law offenceIn summarising the law of contempt of court, the Court of Appeal has stated:‘The law of contempt exists...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Wayman of Pump Court Chambers 19th May
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Possession of an offensive weaponThe offence of possession of an offensive weaponThe offence of having an offensive weapon in a public place can be...
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19th May
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Vicarious liabilityWhat is vicarious liability?The general principle in criminal law is liability is personal not vicarious. This means that one...
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19th May
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The indictmentThe rules relating to the form of indictments and the procedure for their creation and adoption are contained in the following: •the...
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19th May
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False accounting and false statements under TA 1968False accountingA person who falsifies or conceals information required for an accounting purpose,...
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19th May
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Extreme pornographyPossessing extreme pornographySimple possession of extreme pornography is an offence under section 63 of the Criminal Justice and...
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19th May
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Police BailPolicing And Crime Act 2017 amendments to police bailSome of the most important changes brought about by the Policing and Crime Act 2017...
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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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Conducting an appeal in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division (CACD)Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the...
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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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19th May
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Custody time limitsCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In...
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19th May

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Scotland trackerThis table below contains an archive of news analysis on Scotland and Scots law developments of general...
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1st Aug
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Can private prosecutions be brought in Scotland?Historically, the power of prosecution rested originally neither with the private party, nor the...
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31st Jul
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Scottish criminal appeals—summary procedureCoronavirus (COVID-19): Scottish criminal procedure has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic....
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Produced in partnership with Craig Findlater of The Faculty of Advocates 30th Jul
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Health and safety fines over £1 million—trackerThis Practice Note provides a summary of the prosecutions for health and safety offences brought by the...
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30th Jul
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Health and safety crisis management—a UK practical guideIn the immediate aftermath of an incident, it is of paramount consideration to have an...
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Produced in partnership with Lindsay MacNeill of BTO Solicitors LLP 30th Jul
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The jurisdiction and sentencing powers of Scottish criminal courtsThis Practice Note provides an explanation of the powers of the Scottish criminal...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Findlater of The Faculty of Advocates and Stephen O’Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers, Edinburgh and Field Court Chambers, London 30th Jul
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Trials under the Scottish solemn procedureCoronavirus (COVID-19): Scottish criminal procedure has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic....
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Produced in partnership with Craig Findlater of The Faculty of Advocates and Stephen O’Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers, Edinburgh and Field Court Chambers, London 30th Jul
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Comparison of criminal fraud in Scotland with England and WalesCriminal fraud in ScotlandHow criminal fraud is defined, how it is investigated and how...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Marshall of Brodies LLP, Ramsay Hall of Brodies LLP and Brodies LLP 30th Jul
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Summary 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 Kevin Henry of Optimum Advocates and Stephen O’Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers 30th Jul
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Self-reporting bribery in ScotlandBribery in ScotlandUnder the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010), Scottish businesses that commit bribery offences anywhere...
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Produced in partnership with Tom Stocker of Pinsent Masons 30th Jul
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Reporting duties in Scotland under the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010Reporting duties in Scotland under the Criminal Justice and...
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Produced in partnership with Tom Stocker of Pinsent Masons 30th Jul
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Scottish criminal investigations—questioning suspectsIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Marshall of Brodies LLP 30th Jul
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Legal professional privilege in Scottish criminal proceedingsIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Lindsay MacNeill of BTO Solicitors LLP 30th Jul
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Sentencing corporate criminal offences in ScotlandIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Findlater of The Faculty of Advocates and Stephen O’Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers, Edinburgh and Field Court Chambers, London 30th Jul
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Health and safety investigations in ScotlandThe Health and Safety Executive (HSE), established by the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA...
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Produced in partnership with Charlotte O'Kane of Pinsent Masons 30th Jul
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Fire safety law and offences in ScotlandThe fire safety regime in Scotland for non-domestic premises is contained primarily within Part 3 of the Fire...
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Produced in partnership with Lindsay MacNeill of BTO Solicitors LLP 30th Jul
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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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30th Jul
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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 The Faculty of Advocates and Stephen O’Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers, Edinburgh and Field Court Chambers, London 30th Jul
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Powers to search premises and property in Scottish criminal investigationsThis Practice Note explains the powers to search premises and property...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Marshall of Brodies LLP 30th Jul
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Conducting an investigation into environmental crimeEnvironmental incidents often happen without warning and with significant consequences. It can be...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court 30th Jul

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