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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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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 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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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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9th Nov
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Discretionary life sentencesA discretionary life sentence is a life sentence given to an offender in respect of an offence for which life imprisonment...
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9th Nov
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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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Produced in partnership with Leon Kazakos QC of 2 Hare Court 9th Nov
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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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Produced in partnership with Kevin Henry of Optimum Advocates and Stephen O’Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers 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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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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Section 9 and Schedule 1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE 1984) afford access to material that cannot be obtained by an application...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Ozin QC and Alex Mills of 23 Essex Street Chambers 9th Nov
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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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Produced in partnership with Simon Creighton of Bhatt Murphy Solicitors 9th Nov
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What is a disclosure order?A disclosure order is, in general terms, an order authorising a request for information with which the recipient is obliged...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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Forthcoming Change: The Attorney General’s Guidelines on Disclosure and the CPIA Code of Practice have been updated and reissued but are not yet in...
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Produced in partnership with David McNeill of 5 St Andrew's Hill 9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov

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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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18th Nov
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Sentencing corporate offendersThe Sentencing Council (SC), whose role it is to issue sentencing guidelines (see Practice Note: Sentencing—Sentencing...
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16th Nov
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A properly formed registered company is a separate legal entity from its shareholders and has separate rights and liabilities as a separate legal...
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5th Nov
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Introduction to the senior managers regimeThe Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) is a comprehensive suite of legislation, regulation and...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of Byrne and Partners LLP 3rd Nov
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The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015. Section 54 requires certain firms to produce and publish a slavery and...
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21st Oct
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Modern slavery is prevalent across the world. The ILO estimates that there are 21 million people in forced labour in the world today, while in the UK...
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2nd Oct
Precedents
1: Opening statement from senior management[Name of organisation] is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from...
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30th Sep
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Historically, there was a distinction between felonies and misdemeanours, and it was necessary to distinguish, for felonies, between principals in the...
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28th Sep
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Certain regulators maintain publically searchable databases of companies (and individuals) who have been convicted of certain offences. For example,...
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28th Sep
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We assume in this Q&A that the company is a private company limited by shares.A company is generally prohibited from indemnifying its directors...
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28th Sep
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In answering this Q&A, research has been limited to cover offences under section 1 and 2 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) and other possible...
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28th Sep
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Tax liabilityCompanies resident in the United Kingdom are chargeable to corporation tax calculated on the basis of the company's annual profits. The...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note deals with what is meant by corporate liability in relation to criminal law. It covers establishing corporate liability, the...
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26th Sep
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note is archived and is not maintained.The implementation of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012...
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26th Sep
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There are many ways that risk of modern slavery can manifest in supply chains. In order to assess the level of risk of slavery in your supply chains,...
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25th Sep
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Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) introduces a requirement for certain commercial organisations operating in the UK to produce an...
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25th Sep
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A director of a company limited by shares is exposed to a wide range of potential liabilities that could arise as a result of their acts or omissions...
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25th Sep
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Overview of employers’ liability insuranceIt is long established that an employee who has suffered an injury, or contracted a disease in the workplace...
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25th Sep
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Commencing proceedings against a companyBefore a company is prosecuted a decision will be taken as to who is the appropriate prosecuting body. Once...
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25th Sep
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Civil recovery—enforcement abroad prior to the Crime and Courts Act 2013Before the commencement of the Crime and Courts Act 2013, Schedule 18, Part 2...
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25th Sep

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