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Pre-sentence reportsThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales (Sentencing Code) that applies from...
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19th May
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Recklessness in criminal casesWhat is recklessness?In respect of some statutory offences and common law crimes the prosecution are required to prove a...
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19th May
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Entrapment 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...
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19th May
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Aggravated vehicle-takingThe offence of aggravated vehicle-takingA person is guilty of aggravated vehicle taking if:•they take a conveyance without...
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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 indecent photographs of a child and prohibited images of childrenOffence of possession of an indecent photograph of a childIt is an...
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Produced in partnership with Doughty Street Chambers 19th May
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Statutory contempt of courtThe Contempt of Court Act 1981The Contempt of Court Act 1981 (CCA 1981) provides for strict liability contempt or indirect...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Wayman of Pump Court Chambers 19th May
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Hygiene improvement notices under reg 6 of the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013What are hygiene improvement notices?Hygiene...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Heller and Hannah Edwards of Drystone Chambers 19th May
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Possession of controlled drugsElements of the offence of possession of controlled drugsIt is an offence for a person to have a controlled drug in...
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19th May
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Breach of a suspended sentenceThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales (Sentencing Code) that...
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19th May
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Football banning ordersSTOP PRESS: All offenders convicted on or after 1 December 2020 must be sentenced under the provisions of the Sentencing Code,...
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19th May
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Dishonesty in the criminal lawDishonesty is a state of mind, which is relevant for the purposes of some criminal offences. Dishonesty provides the...
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19th May
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Reporting restrictions in criminal casesGuide for the judiciary and the media on reporting restrictionsThe fourth edition of the guide for judges and...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 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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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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Is an arrest necessary?Lawful arrest—human rightsThe right to liberty is a fundamental principle of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998), which itself...
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19th May

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Legal professional privilege in civil proceedingsThis Practice Note considers legal professional privilege (LPP), which is made up of legal advice...
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27th Jul
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Surveillance and intelligence gathering powers of the FCAThe Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) received Royal Assent on 29 November 2016 and...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Hanstock of Cornerstone Barristers 26th Jul
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Maintaining privilege during criminal investigationsThe aim of this Practice Note is to provide some guidance about how best to ensure that legal...
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Produced in partnership with Áine Kervick of Kingsley Napley and Will Hayes of Kingsley Napley 21st Jul
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Section 2 notices requiring production of documentsThis Practice Note deals with the compulsory power to provide documents under section 2 of the...
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21st Jul
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Internal company fraud investigationsPreliminary stepsBefore any action is taken it is important to consider:•what is the event which has created the...
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21st Jul
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SFO information sharing and section 3 powersWhat are the powers under section 3 CJA 1987?Section 3 of the Criminal Justice Act 1987 (CJA 1987)...
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21st Jul
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Improvement and Prohibition Notices under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974Enforcement of Part I of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act...
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Produced in partnership with James Purnell, Abigail Cohen and Lia Moses of Henderson Chambers 21st Jul
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UK GDPR and EU GDPR—transfers of personal data internationally and to international organisationsIn briefData protection laws in both the EEA (the EU...
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19th Jul
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Self-reporting corporate offencesSelf-reporting is the process by which a business can report to law enforcement agencies upon its discovery of...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Dent (Barrister) of 5 St Andrew’s Hill 15th Jul
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Dealing with dawn raids by the Financial Conduct AuthorityWhat is the FCA?The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulates financial services firms...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of PCB Byrne 13th Jul
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Dealing with dawn raids by the Health and Safety ExecutiveWhat is the HSE?The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the national regulator for...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of PCB Byrne 13th Jul
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Dealing with dawn raids by the Competition and Markets AuthorityBrexitAs of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. It...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of PCB Byrne and Sam Russell of PCB Byrne 13th Jul
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Dealing with dawn raids by the policeWhat type of police could I encounter?The police broadly investigate most offences in the UK. The police force in...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of PCB Byrne 13th Jul
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Dealing with dawn raids by the Serious Fraud OfficeWhat is the SFO?The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigates serious or complex frauds and...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of PCB Byrne 13th Jul
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Dawn raid—table of relevant authorities and the scope of their powersThis Practice Note provides a quick reference guide to the bodies that have the...
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13th Jul
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CMA dawn raids and interviewsThe arrival of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) (or any other competition authority) to conduct a dawn raid is...
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Produced in partnership with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 13th Jul
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Financial Conduct Authority interviews and production of documentsFinancial Conduct Authority interviewsThe Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) can...
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Produced in partnership with Joanna Dimmock, Tom Hickey and Fred Kelly of White & Case LLP 13th Jul
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Natural England—powers to investigate environmental crimeWhen does Natural England investigate?There is an overlap between the responsibilities of the...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Phillips of 6 Pump Court 13th Jul
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Powers of health and safety inspectors under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974The Health and Safety ExecutiveThe Health and Safety Executive...
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Produced in partnership with David Travers QC and Nicholas Ostrowski, Barrister of 6 Pump Court Chambers 13th Jul

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