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Offence of cheating the public revenueThe offence of cheating the public revenue is a common law offence triable only on indictment. This means that,...
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9th Nov
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Judicial independence is fundamental to the rule of law. The integrity of the criminal justice system depends on a fair and public hearing by an...
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9th Nov
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Sentences for fraud by false representationA person convicted of fraud by false representation in the Crown Court on indictment faces a maximum...
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9th Nov
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A challenge to a decision of the lower courts can be brought in various ways, including by way of appeal, judicial review or an appeal by case stated....
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Offences relating to untrue declarations etcA person commits an offence under the section 167 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (CEMA...
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9th Nov
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Specific intent—definitionOffences requiring specific intent are of two kinds:•where the mental element of the offence requires a purposive intent...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the Scottish government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. For information...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Henry of Optimum Advocates and Stephen O’Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers 12th Jan
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Production ordersThe purpose of a production order is to obtain material relating to a known person or business, such as bank statements and...
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9th Nov
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What is a boiler room fraud?Boiler rooms are the names ascribed to high pressure sales environments. The idea is that the sales environment creates...
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9th Nov
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BackgroundThe concept of privilege against self-incrimination, which is commonly referred to as one distinct protection, actually arises from a number...
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Produced in partnership with Aine Kervick and Will Hayes of Kingsley Napley LLP 12th Jan
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The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the offences under section 1, 2 and 6 of the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010). It...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 12th Jan
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What is an absolute discharge?An absolute discharge is the most lenient sentence available to the court and is imposed where the court is satisfied...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In particular, the...
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9th Nov
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Criminal offences are generally divided into two categories: •conduct crimes, and •result crimesA conduct crime is a crime where only the forbidden...
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9th Nov
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Involuntary manslaughter—introductionManslaughter can be classified as either voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter consists of those...
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The offence of causing grievous bodily harm with intentWounding or causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent is triable only in the Crown Court...
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Dealing with dawn raids by the Information Commissioner’s OfficeThis document reflects the UK GDPR regime. References and links to the GDPR refer to...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of PCB Byrne 16th May
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Managing personal data breachesData security is a cornerstone of the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR). The sixth data protection...
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16th May
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Data protection and internal investigationsIncreasingly organisations are being required to conduct investigations to meet their legal obligations....
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16th May
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Getting the Deal Through: Cybersecurity 2020Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia; Austria; China;...
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16th May
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Getting the Deal Through: Data Protection & Privacy 2021Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia;...
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16th May
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The regulatory approach to data security in financial servicesLegislative framework for data securityGeneral Data Protection Regulation The General...
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15th May
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The risks of cryptoassets from a financial crime, money laundering and terrorist financing perspectiveWhat are cryptoassets?One of the hurdles in...
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15th May
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A-Z of cyber threatsThis Practice Note is intended as a quick guide which outlines the main cyber threats commercial organisations face, and...
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15th May
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Cybercrime hot-spot: corporate financeCorporate finance transactions are a prime target for cyber criminals due to the:•number of people...
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15th May
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Cybercrime—issues, threats and vulnerabilitiesCybercrime is a challenge for internal compliance teams requiring a wider response than, 'it's a job for...
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15th May
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Cybercrime incident managementThough taking preventative steps obviously makes good sense (see Practice Note: Cybercrime prevention), it is not...
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15th May
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Cybercrime who's whoThe rapid growth of the internet has transformed the way we work. Indeed, the UK has one of the most internet-based economies in...
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15th 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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15th May
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Non-Data Protection Act offences involving the misuse of dataThe Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) creates a number of criminal offences relating to...
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15th May
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Conspiracy to defraudOffence of conspiracy to defraudConspiracy to defraud is a common law offence which was expressly preserved by section 5(2) of...
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15th May
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Processing personal data by law enforcement and intelligence agenciesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Dan Hyde of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 15th 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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15th May
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Notification offences under the Data Protection Act 1998IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Dan Hyde of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 15th May
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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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15th May
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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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15th May

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