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ECHR, art 5(4)—rights and dutiesThe scope of article 5(4) Article 5(4) of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) provides that: 'Everyone who...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Sperling of SL5 Legal 19th May
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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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Violent disorderThe offence of violent disorderViolent disorder can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court. These offences will...
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19th May
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Voluntary manslaughterVoluntary manslaughterVoluntary manslaughter consists of those killings which would be murder (because the accused has the...
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19th May
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Intentional harassment, alarm or distressThis Practice Note explains the offence of causing intentional harassment, alarm or distress contrary to...
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19th May
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Asset strippingWhat is asset stripping?Asset stripping involves taking company funds or assets while leaving behind the debts. Sometimes directors...
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Produced in partnership with Micheal Murphy and Amelia Clegg of 23 Essex Street Chambers 19th May
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Boiler room fraudWhat is a boiler room fraud?Boiler rooms are the names ascribed to high pressure sales environments. The idea is that the sales...
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19th May
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Sexual risk 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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Produced in partnership with Monica Stevenson of 25 Bedford Row 19th May
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Stages of a summary trialCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Checklist contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA...
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19th May
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Money laundering offences—concealing, disguising, converting, transferring and removingIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end...
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Produced in partnership with Jessica Parker of Corker Binning 19th May
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Sexual offences prevention orders [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is not being maintained. Repeal and transitional provisionsSexual...
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19th May
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Discretionary life sentencesThis 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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Abuse of process in criminal proceedingsThe procedure for making an application to stay proceedings due to abuse of process is governed by rule 3.28...
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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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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 19th May

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What are the differences between the two proposed corporate offences involving the facilitation of tax evasion, who can commit the offences and what...
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Produced in partnership with James Brockhurst of Gowling WLG 1st Aug
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While a director is awaiting trial for offences under section 993 of the Companies Act 2006 for fraud, can they be stopped from trading ?Section 993...
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31st Jul
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Immigration offencesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel Bunting of 2 Dr. Johnson's Buildings 31st Jul
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Houses in multiple occupation (HMOs)—sanctionsEnforcement of the HMO licensing regime is the responsibility of the local housing authority (LHA) of...
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31st Jul
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Carriers' liabilityIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel Bunting of 2 Dr. Johnson's Buildings 31st Jul
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Illegal working: dealing with a criminal allegationIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel Bunting of 2 Dr. Johnson's Buildings 31st Jul
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Misleading omissions under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008The offence of misleading omissionsEngaging in a commercial...
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30th Jul
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The Bribery Act 2010—an introductory guideThe Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) was passed to ensure the UK’s compliance with the Organisation for Economic...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 30th Jul
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Misleading actions under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008Misleading actionsAn action can be misleading in relation to a...
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30th Jul
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Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—enforcement, offences and civil sanctionsCoronavirus (COVID-19): The Environment Agency (EA) has published a...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Burman of Schofield Sweeney 30th Jul
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Offences relating to change in control of UK authorised personsChange in control of authorised personsPart XII of the Financial Services and Markets...
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30th Jul
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Consumer Protection Act 1987 offencesApplication of the Consumer Protection Act 1987Part II of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (CPA 1987) provides...
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30th Jul
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Reporting on payment practices and performance: criminal offencesThis Practice Note sets out and examines the criminal offences created by the...
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Produced in partnership with Jenny Barker of Peters & Peters 30th Jul
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Prosecution of product safety offences under the General Product Safety Regulations 2005For information on the obligations imposed on producers and...
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30th Jul
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Water offencesWater discharge and groundwater activitiesWater discharge activities or ground water activities offences are regulated by the...
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30th Jul
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Waste offencesWaste offencesThe regulation of waste is governed by Part II of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990), and the Environmental...
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30th Jul
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Corporate manslaughter—an introductory guideThe specific offence of corporate manslaughter was created by the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate...
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30th Jul
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Criminal offences under the Companies Act 2006Statutory responsibilities of directorsDirectors have statutory responsibilities for ensuring compliance...
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30th Jul
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Failure to carry out health and safety duties under HSWA 1974—offencesThis Practice Note summarises the key offences which can be committed under the...
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30th Jul

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