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Money laundering offences—tipping off and prejudicing an investigationTipping off and prejudicing an investigationIt would undermine the benefit to...
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19th May
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Admissibility of hearsay evidence in criminal proceedingsHow to identify hearsayThe definition of hearsay is contained in the Criminal Justice Act...
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19th May
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Entrapment There is no defence of entrapment in English law but it is considered to be an abuse of the process of the court for state agents to lure a...
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19th May
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Specific and basic intentSpecific intent—definitionOffences requiring specific intent are of two kinds:•where the mental element of the offence...
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19th May
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Handling stolen goodsThe ‘handling’ offenceHandling stolen goods is an offence that is triable either way.The elements of the offence are:•dishonestly...
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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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Criminal contempt of court—common law offenceIn summarising the law of contempt of court, the Court of Appeal has stated:‘The law of contempt exists...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Wayman of Pump Court Chambers 19th May
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Possession of indecent photographs of a child and prohibited images of childrenOffence of possession of an indecent photograph of a childIt is an...
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Produced in partnership with Doughty Street Chambers 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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False accounting and false statements under TA 1968False accountingA person who falsifies or conceals information required for an accounting purpose,...
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19th May
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Corporate manslaughter—prosecutions trackerThis Practice Note provides a summary of key corporate manslaughter prosecutions and convictions under...
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19th May
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Sexual offences prevention orders [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is not being maintained. Repeal and transitional provisionsSexual...
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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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Starting an appeal in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division (CACD)Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the...
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19th May
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Custody time limitsCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In...
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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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AttemptA person is guilty of attempting to commit an offence if he does an act that is more than preparatory to the commission of the offence, with...
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2nd 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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Encouraging and assisting criminalityEncouraging criminalityThe common law offence of incitement was abolished as of 1 October 2008, the date on which...
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5th Jun
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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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5th Jun

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