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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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Asset strippingWhat is asset stripping?Asset stripping involves taking company funds or assets while leaving behind the debts. Sometimes directors...
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Produced in partnership with Micheal Murphy and Amelia Clegg of 23 Essex Street Chambers 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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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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The FCA and financial crimeThe Financial Services Act 2012 (FSA 2012) significantly altered the regulatory landscape for financial services in the UK...
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19th May
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Production orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002Production ordersThe purpose of a production order is to obtain material relating to a known...
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19th May
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Applications for the return of property seized during criminal investigationsAny informal request or formal application for the return of property...
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19th May
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Assault on a police constable (assault PC)The offence of assault PC or assault on a person assisting a constableAssault on a constable (assault PC) or...
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19th May
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Controlling or coercive behaviour offencesWhat is domestic abuse?There is no statutory offence of domestic violence or domestic abuse, however, it...
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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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Football banning ordersSTOP PRESS: All offenders convicted on or after 1 December 2020 must be sentenced under the provisions of the Sentencing Code,...
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19th May
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NMC Fitness to Practise Hearings—the impairment stageCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by...
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 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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Abuse of process in criminal proceedingsThe procedure for making an application to stay proceedings due to abuse of process is governed by rule 3.28...
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19th May
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Procedure for making bail applications and appealsCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic....
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19th May
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Disclosure of evidence in Scottish criminal proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Scottish criminal procedure has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic....
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Henry of Optimum Advocates and Stephen O’Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers 19th May

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AutomatismDefinition of automatismAn act is done in a state of automatism if it is done by the body without control by the mind, (eg it is a spasm or...
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30th Jul
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Self defenceSelf defenceSelf defence is an absolute defence based on the evidence which can apply in crimes committed by force. Section 76 of the...
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30th Jul
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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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30th Jul
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Intoxication and mistakeIntoxicationGeneral defences are those which arise from specific characteristics of the defendant or the circumstances of the...
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30th Jul
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The defence of insanityWhat is the defence of insanity?Insanity is a common law defence to a criminal charge. A defence of insanity is available in...
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30th Jul
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What is a cut-throat defence in criminal proceedings?When one defendant in a criminal trial seeks to advance a defence case to the effect that the...
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