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Absolute and conditional dischargeThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales (Sentencing Code) that...
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Community order requirementsThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales (Sentencing Code) that...
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Defence disclosure in criminal proceedings—defence statements and defence witness noticesThe Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (CPIA...
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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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Applying for the return of seized cashApplication by the person from whom the cash was seizedWhen cash has been seized, an application can be made by...
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False accounting and false statements under TA 1968False accountingA person who falsifies or conceals information required for an accounting purpose,...
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Fraud by failure to disclose and abuse of positionFraud by failure to disclose information while under a legal duty to do so An offence of fraud by...
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 19th May
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Witness intimidationIntimidation of witnesses and jurorsIntimidation of witnesses and/or jurors is an offence under section 51 of the Criminal Justice...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 19th May
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Extreme pornographyPossessing extreme pornographySimple possession of extreme pornography is an offence under section 63 of the Criminal Justice and...
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Copyright theft and video piracyCopyright theftTheft of copyright is criminalised by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988), the...
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11th Aug
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Cheating the public revenueOffence of cheating the public revenueThe offence of cheating the public revenue is a common law offence triable only on...
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Fraudulent evasion of dutyOffences of fraudulent evasion of duty—the smuggling offencesA person commits an offence under section 170(1) of the Customs...
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ForgeryOffence of making a false instrumentA person is guilty of forgery under section 1 of the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 (FCA 1981) if he...
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False accounting and false statements under TA 1968False accountingA person who falsifies or conceals information required for an accounting purpose,...
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BlackmailThe offenceA person is guilty of blackmail if, with a view to gain for themselves or another or with intent to cause loss to another, they...
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Fraudulent evasion of income taxOffence of fraudulent evasion of income taxSection 106A of the Taxes Management Act 1970 (TMA 1970) provides that a...
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Counterfeiting notes and coinsMaking a counterfeit note or coinSection 14 of the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 (FCA 1981), makes an offence for...
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Obtaining services dishonestly under the Fraud Act 2006Obtaining services dishonestlyIt is an offence for a defendant to obtain, by any dishonest act,...
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Fraudulent trading under section 993 Companies Act 2006Fraudulent tradingFraudulent trading is an offence prohibited by section 993 of the Companies...
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Possessing or making articles for use in fraudIt is an offence for a person to possess, or have under their control, any article for use in the course...
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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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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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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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