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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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OmissionA defendant must be shown to have had the relevant mental state of mind or intention at the time that the act comprising offence is committed....
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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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The introduction of trial by a single justice was a response to a belief, on the part of the government, that the use of two or three justices to deal...
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Produced in partnership with Quinton Newcomb of Fulcrum Chambers 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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Production ordersThe purpose of a production order is to obtain material relating to a known person or business, such as bank statements and...
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9th Nov
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Lawful arrest—human rightsThe right to liberty is a fundamental principle of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998), which itself gives effect to the...
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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Checklist contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020) among other...
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9th Nov
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A challenge to a decision of the lower courts can be brought in various ways, including by way of appeal, judicial review or an appeal by case stated....
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9th Nov
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Searches of premises during criminal investigations may be conducted on the authority of a warrant issued by a court, or without warrant under a...
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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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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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Offence of cheating the public revenueThe offence of cheating the public revenue is a common law offence triable only on indictment. This means that,...
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9th Nov
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When do local authorities investigate environmental offences?Environmental offences cover a broad range of crimes which affect the surroundings we...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Phillips of 6 Pump Court 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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Enforcement of the HMO licensing regime is the responsibility of the LHA of the area in which the HMO is located. See Practice Notes: Houses in...
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20th 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 18th Nov
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Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officialsFacilitation payments, also known as facilitating or grease payments, are generally small...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 18th Nov
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Corporate criminal liability for bribery—section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010This offence can only be committed by relevant commercial organisations...
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18th Nov
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Financial sanctions and legislative regime during the implementation periodAs of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State....
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Produced in partnership with Dentons 18th Nov
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The Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) was passed to ensure the UK’s compliance with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD)...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 18th Nov
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This Practice Note covers the prohibition on the unauthorised or harmful deposit, treatment or disposal of waste under section 33 of the Environmental...
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16th Nov
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Insider dealing—the criminal offenceInsider dealing is the use of sensitive or privileged information that has not yet been released to the public in...
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Produced in partnership with Joanna Dimmock, Tom Hickey and Fred Kelly of White & Case LLP 9th Nov
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BREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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9th Nov
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Application of the Consumer Protection Act 1987Part II of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (CPA 1987) provides regulation making powers for the...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): To help businesses cope with the disruption caused by Coronavirus, COVID-19, the Environment Agency (EA) has published a...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Burman of Schofield Sweeney 30th Oct
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The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) received Royal Assent on 23 May 2018. The DPA 2018 puts the UK in a position to continue to share personal...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Dan Hyde of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 23rd Oct
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This Practice Note discusses the two ‘failure to prevent’ corporate criminal offences created by the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA 2017):•CFA 2017,...
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Produced in partnership with Rhys Meggy of QEB Hollis Whiteman 20th Oct
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Money laundering offences—an introductionMoney laundering is the process by which the proceeds of crime are converted into assets which appear to have...
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Produced in partnership with Jessica Parker of Corker Binning 20th Oct
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Water discharge and groundwater activitiesWater discharge activities or ground water activities offences are regulated by the Environmental Permitting...
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2nd Oct
Q&As
DisclaimerThis Q&A is based on the draft Criminal Finances Bill (CFB) 2017 as at 23 April 2017, at which point it had not received Royal Assent. For...
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Produced in partnership with James Brockhurst of Forsters LLP 28th Sep
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False accountingA person who falsifies or conceals information required for an accounting purpose, knowing that the information is misleading, may...
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26th Sep
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Fraudulent trading under the Fraud Act 2006A defendant who is a sole trader, in a partnership or a trust, commits the offence of fraudulent trading if...
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26th Sep
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Offence of conspiracy to defraudConspiracy to defraud is a common law offence which was expressly preserved by section 5(2) of the Criminal Law Act...
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26th Sep

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