Criminal Procedure Rules and Criminal Practice Directions

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Wounding or causing grievous bodily harm with intentThe offence of causing grievous bodily harm with intentWounding or causing grievous bodily harm...
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19th May
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Fraud by false representationFraud by false representationFraud by false representation applies to a broader range of conduct than the offences under...
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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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Possession of a bladed articleThe offence of possession of a bladed articleThe offence of having a bladed article in a public place can be tried in...
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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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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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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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19th May
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Procedure during a Crown Court trial—arraignment, trial requirements and evidenceCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted...
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Produced in partnership with Leon Kazakos QC of 2 Hare Court 19th May
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Assault with intent to resist or prevent arrestThe offence of assault with intent to resist or prevent arrestAssault with intent to resist or prevent...
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19th May
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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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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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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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Sexual harm prevention ordersSTOP PRESS: All offenders convicted on or after 1 December 2020 must be sentenced under the provisions of the Sentencing...
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Produced in partnership with Monica Stevenson of 25 Bedford Row 19th May
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Serious crime prevention ordersSTOP PRESS: All offenders convicted on or after 1 December 2020 must be sentenced under the provisions of the...
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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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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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