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Fraud by false representation—sentence trackerSentences for fraud by false representationA person convicted of fraud by false representation in the...
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19th May
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Strict liabilityStrict liabilityWhen an offence does not require proof of a mental element it is an offence of strict liability. There are some common...
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19th May
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Breach of a community orderThis 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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Proxy purchasing of tobacco and nicotine productsIn England and Wales it is an offence for an adult to buy or attempt to buy tobacco or tobacco...
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19th May
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Intimate searchesAuthorising and ordering intimate searchesAn intimate search is the physical examination of any of the suspect’s body orifices other...
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19th May
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Disclosure in the magistrates’ courtInitial details of the prosecution case (IDPC)The requirements for service and contents of the initial details of...
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Produced in partnership with David McNeill of 5 St Andrew's Hill and Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court 19th May
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ConspiracyThere are three main inchoate offences in English law: •conspiracy—where at least two people have agreed to commit a crime•attempt—where the...
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19th May
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Indecent images of childrenThe criminal offencesThe Protection of Children Act 1978 (PCA 1978), the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (CJA 1988) and the...
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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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Seizure and retention of propertyLawful authority to seize and retain property (subject to legal professional privilege) following a search of...
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19th May
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Securities, sureties and other conditions of bailConditions of bailA defendant granted bail by the court may be required to comply with conditions of...
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Produced in partnership with Alistair Grainger of 25 Bedford Row 19th May
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Anti-social behaviour—environmental breachesThis Practice Note explains the powers available to deal with anti-social behaviour in an environmental...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy Phillips and Charles Forrest of Francis Taylor Building 19th May
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Duress and necessityDuress by threatsDuress by threats provides a complete defence to a charge of any offence other than murder, attempted murder and...
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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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Disclosure orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002What is a disclosure order?A disclosure order is, in general terms, an order authorising a...
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19th May
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Trials under the Scottish solemn procedureCoronavirus (COVID-19): Scottish criminal procedure has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic....
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Produced in partnership with Craig Findlater of Black Chambers and Stephen O'Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers 19th May

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Dealing with dawn raids by HM Revenue & CustomsWhat is HMRC?HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is responsible for the administration and collection of...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of PCB Byrne 1st Aug
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Are tax offences predicate offences for the purposes of money laundering offences in the UK?This Q&A covers money laundering offences under the...
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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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Is it an offence for a person to submit a cheque in the knowledge that the cheque cannot be honoured due to sufficient funds?False representation...
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What guidance have the courts recently given on the sentences to be imposed on offenders found guilty of handling stolen goods?Handling stolen...
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What are the provisions regarding the consent required from the Director of Public Prosecutions to prosecute offences under the Customs and Excise...
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31st Jul
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Do you have any Precedents to start a claim against an individual who fraudulently solicited payment into his own account rather than a supplier’s...
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31st Jul
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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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Can I negotiate an administrative penalty for a client being investigated for tax credit fraud?Administrative penalties are available under sections...
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Copyright criminal offencesFor offences that have more of a public policy angle such as those involving counterfeit goods and piracy, it is possible...
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Produced in partnership with Taylor Wessing LLP 31st Jul
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What remedies may be available to a person who has entered into a transaction to buy shares, where it transpires that the purported seller of such...
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Pension liberation—an introductionCORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Pensions Regulator (TPR) issued guidance...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Bennett of Needle Partnership and Natasha Peacock of Needle Partnership 31st Jul
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Protecting intellectual property through private prosecutionsThis Practice Note summarises the main legal and practical issues that rights holders and...
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Produced in partnership with Kyle Phillips and James Seadon of Fieldfisher LLP 31st Jul
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Trade mark offencesFor certain types of trade mark infringement cases (such as wilful infringement for the purpose of manufacturing counterfeit...
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31st Jul
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Offshore penalties, sanctions and criminal offences—outlineSTOP PRESS: The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Anti-Corruption & Responsible Tax, which...
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31st Jul
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Offshore tax evaders—offshore penalties and other civil sanctionsThis Practice Note considers:•requirement to correct and failure to correct...
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Produced in partnership with Jason Collins of Pinsent Masons and Catherine Robins of Pinsent Masons 31st Jul
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