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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 12th Jan
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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 12th Jan
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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 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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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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The power of the court to order the forfeiture of property under the PCC(S)A 2000The Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 is the principal...
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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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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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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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Competency—general ruleThe most common way for evidence to be adduced is through the testimony of a witness. A witness is said to be competent if they...
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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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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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Procedure for either-way offences not sent forthwith to the Crown Court for trial: plea before venue and allocationWhere the court decides that a case...
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9th Nov
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There are two kinds of burden:•the legal burden, and•the evidential burdenThe legal burdenA party has the legal (sometimes called ‘the persuasive’)...
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9th Nov
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Fraud by false representationFraud by false representation applies to a broader range of conduct than the offences under the preceding legislation...
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9th Nov
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Involuntary manslaughter—introductionManslaughter can be classified as either voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter consists of those...
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9th Nov

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Enforcement of Part I of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA 1974) is often achieved through the service of statutory Improvement Notices...
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Produced in partnership with James Purnell, Abigail Cohen and Lia Moses of Henderson Chambers 25th Mar
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Although the power to enter into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) has been within the Serious Fraud Office's (SFO's) armoury since 2014,...
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24th Mar
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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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23rd Mar
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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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22nd Mar
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Increasingly organisations are being required to conduct investigations to meet their legal obligations. Common scenarios that may trigger an...
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18th Mar
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This Practice Note summarises the key offences which can be committed under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA 1974) and the process for...
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18th Mar
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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 16th Mar
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The Health and Safety ExecutiveThe Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is a non-Departmental Body of the Department of Work and Pensions and is the main...
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Produced in partnership with David Travers QC and Nicholas Ostrowski, Barrister of 6 Pump Court Chambers 16th Mar
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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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16th Mar
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Purpose of a financial penalty in a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA)?Where a financial penalty is to be imposed as a term of a deferred...
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11th Mar
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Sentencing corporate offendersThe Sentencing Council (SC), whose role it is to issue sentencing guidelines, has produced several offence-specific...
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11th Mar
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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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11th Mar
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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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11th Mar
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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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11th Mar
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Financial Conduct Authority interviewsThe Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) can conduct interviews in a variety of formats. The type of interview to...
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Produced in partnership with Joanna Dimmock, Tom Hickey and Fred Kelly of White & Case LLP 10th Mar
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What environmental offences require mens rea?While most environmental offences are characterised by strict liability, a limited category require an...
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9th Mar
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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 5th Mar
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Deferred Prosecution AgreementA Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) is an agreement between a prosecutor and an organisation facing prosecution for...
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Produced in partnership with SHOOSMITHS LLP 1st Mar
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The arrival of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) (or any other competition authority) to conduct a dawn raid is likely to be an unwelcome...
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Produced in partnership with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 26th Feb
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The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (CMCHA 2007) extends to the whole of the UK and introduced the offence of corporate...
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24th Feb

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