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Recklessness in criminal casesWhat is recklessness?In respect of some statutory offences and common law crimes the prosecution are required to prove a...
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19th May
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Failing to surrender, absconding and breach of bail conditionsBench warrantsThe Bail Act 1976 (BA 1976) provides that if a defendant fails to appear...
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Produced in partnership with Alistair Grainger of 25 Bedford Row 19th May
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Common law offence of kidnappingThe offence of kidnappingKidnapping is a common law offence and is triable only on indictment. It may be classified in...
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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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Aggravated vehicle-takingThe offence of aggravated vehicle-takingA person is guilty of aggravated vehicle taking if:•they take a conveyance without...
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19th May
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Possession of an offensive weaponThe offence of possession of an offensive weaponThe offence of having an offensive weapon in a public place can be...
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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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Statutory contempt of courtThe Contempt of Court Act 1981The Contempt of Court Act 1981 (CCA 1981) provides for strict liability contempt or indirect...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Wayman of Pump Court Chambers 19th May
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Privilege against self-incriminationBackgroundThe concept of privilege against self-incrimination, which is commonly referred to as one distinct...
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Produced in partnership with Aine Kervick and Will Hayes of Kingsley Napley LLP 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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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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19th May
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TheftThe offence of theft and mode of trialTheft is an either way offence; it can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court. Note,...
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19th May
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Indications on sentenceJudicial independence is fundamental to the rule of law. The integrity of the criminal justice system depends on a fair and...
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19th May
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Reporting restrictions in criminal casesGuide for the judiciary and the media on reporting restrictionsThe fourth edition of the guide for judges and...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 19th May
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Mitigation in the sentencing of criminal offencesOnce a defendant has been convicted of a criminal offence by a criminal court in England and Wales,...
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19th May
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Is an arrest necessary?Lawful arrest—human rightsThe right to liberty is a fundamental principle of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998), which itself...
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19th May

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Corporate criminal liabilityThis Practice Note deals with what is meant by corporate liability in relation to criminal law. It covers establishing...
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5th Jul
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What is the difference between section 8 of the Accessories and Abettors Act 1861 and sections 44–46 of the Serious Crime Act 2007?Historically, there...
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5th Jun
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Joint enterprise and secondary liabilityThis Practice Note is concerned with secondary liability, sometimes called accessory liability: the liability...
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5th Jun
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Criminal act or omissionOmissionA defendant must be shown to have had the relevant mental state of mind or intention at the time that the act...
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5th Jun
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Causation and intervening acts in criminal casesCriminal offences are generally divided into two categories: •conduct crimes, and •result crimesA...
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5th Jun
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Vicarious liabilityWhat is vicarious liability?The general principle in criminal law is liability is personal not vicarious. This means that one...
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