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Pre-sentence reportsA pre-sentence report (PSR) is a report usually prepared by the National Probation Service (NPS) with a view to assisting the...
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9th Nov
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What is an absolute discharge?An absolute discharge is the most lenient sentence available to the court and is imposed where the court is satisfied...
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9th Nov
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The test for exclusion under PACE 1984, s 78An accused has no entitlement to have evidence excluded simply because it has been obtained unlawfully. To...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court 9th Nov
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The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the offences under section 1, 2 and 6 of the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010). It...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 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 Craig Findlater of Black Chambers and Stephen O'Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers 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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This Practice Note provides a summary of key corporate manslaughter prosecutions and convictions under section 1 of the Corporate Manslaughter and...
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9th Nov
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What is the defence of insanity?Insanity is a common law defence to a criminal charge. A defence of insanity is available in both the magistrates'...
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9th Nov
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Elements of the offence of perverting the course of justicePerverting the course of justice is a common law offence which can only be tried on...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 9th Nov
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The right to bailThe Bail Act 1976 (BA 1976) gives a general right to bail to:•any person appearing before a magistrates’ court, youth court or Crown...
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9th Nov
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Judicial independence is fundamental to the rule of law. The integrity of the criminal justice system depends on a fair and public hearing by an...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note explains the right of defendants who have been convicted in criminal proceedings to appeal against their convictions in the...
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Produced in partnership with Doughty Street Chambers 9th Nov
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In summarising the law of contempt of court, the Court of Appeal has stated:‘The law of contempt exists to protect the course of proceedings from...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Wayman of Pump Court Chambers 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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Obtaining services dishonestlyIt is an offence for a defendant to obtain, by any dishonest act, services for which payment is required, with intent to...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020), among other...
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Produced in partnership with Kathryn Hughes of QEB Hollis Whiteman 9th Nov

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Self-reporting is the process by which a business can report to law enforcement agencies upon its discovery of financial or other wrongdoing within...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Dent (Barrister) of 5 St Andrew’s Hill 24th Nov
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BREXIT: The law and practice referred to in this Practice Note may be impacted by Brexit. For further information on the potential impact, see: The...
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Produced in partnership with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP 23rd Nov
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This Practice Note considers legal professional privilege (LPP), which is made up of legal advice privilege and litigation privilege.It considers the...
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18th Nov
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Environmental incidents often happen without warning and with significant consequences. It can be easy in those circumstances to fail to maintain a...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court 11th Nov
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This Practice Note deals with the compulsory power to provide documents under section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act 1987 (CJA 1987) (section 2...
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23rd Oct
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In the immediate aftermath of an incident, it is of paramount consideration to have an incident management team appointed and deployed. See Practice...
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Produced in partnership with Lindsay MacNeill of BTO Solicitors LLP 20th Oct
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia; Greece; Hong Kong; India; Italy; Japan; Turkey; Ukraine; United...
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19th Oct
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The aim of this Practice Note is to provide some guidance on the principles of legal professional privilege (LPP) as they apply in criminal...
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Produced in partnership with Aine Kervick and Will Hayes of Kingsley Napley 19th Oct
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HMRC can investigate suspected tax-related criminal offences in England and Wales using the powers, and subject to the safeguards, in the Police and...
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Produced in partnership with Cathya Djanogly 29th Sep
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Ownership of privilegeLegal professional privilege 'belongs' to the client and not to the legal adviser (Three Rivers District Council v Governor and...
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Edwards of Radcliffe Chambers and Daniel Gill of Clarke Willmott 28th Sep
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There will be situations where a third party expert may need to be instructed by lawyers acting on behalf of a client. This could be an expert in the...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Dan Hyde of Penningtons Manches Cooper 28th Sep
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There is no general obligation placed on individuals or organisations to report crimes in England and Wales. An employer is subject to the same...
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28th Sep
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Professional privilege—core principlesThe core aim of privilege is to protect the confidentiality of communications between clients and their lawyers....
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28th Sep
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The use of video-conferencing technology has become essential for lawyers since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If your client wishes you to...
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Produced in partnership with Jamas Hodivala of Matrix Chambers 28th Sep
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The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) received Royal Assent on 29 November 2016 and overhauled the legal framework governing the use of covert...
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26th Sep
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What is the FCA?The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulates financial services firms operating in the UK and providing services to consumers. It...
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26th Sep
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The aim of this Practice Note is to provide some guidance about how best to ensure that legal professional privilege (LPP) is maintained for the...
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26th Sep
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STOP PRESS: In the case of Facebook Ireland and Schrems Case C-311/18, the European Court of Justice invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield mechanism...
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26th Sep
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Preliminary stepsBefore any action is taken it is important to consider:•what is the event which has created the suspicion of fraud in the...
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26th Sep

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