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Possession with intent to supplyPossession with intent to supply a controlled drugIt is an offence for a person to have a controlled drug in his...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 19th May
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Absolute and conditional dischargeThis 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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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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19th May
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What happens when a client receives a custodial sentence?This Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales...
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Produced in partnership with Flora Page of 23 Essex Street 19th May
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Community order requirementsThis 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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Threats to killThe offence of threats to killThe offence of threats to kill is an offence which can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown...
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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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Defence disclosure in criminal proceedings—defence statements and defence witness noticesThe Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (CPIA...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court and David McNeill of 5 St Andrew's Hill 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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False accounting and false statements under TA 1968False accountingA person who falsifies or conceals information required for an accounting purpose,...
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Fraud by failure to disclose and abuse of positionFraud by failure to disclose information while under a legal duty to do so An offence of fraud by...
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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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NMC disciplinary processNursing and Midwifery CouncilThe Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the regulatory body for all nurses and midwives...
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 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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Extreme pornographyPossessing extreme pornographySimple possession of extreme pornography is an offence under section 63 of the Criminal Justice and...
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Interview under cautionCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the response to the COVID-19...
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16th Sep
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Waste duty of care—extractive wasteThe statutory duty of care in relation to extractive waste was introduced by the Environmental Permitting (England...
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15th Sep
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In circumstances where a company has been selling product which is contaminated with Japanese knotweed, what potential liability could the company...
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13th Sep
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Environment Bill—snapshotTitleEnvironment Bill Key dateIntroduced to Parliament 30 January 2020SubjectEnvironmental principles, governance,...
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9th Sep
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Unauthorised or harmful deposit, treatment or disposal of wasteThis Practice Note covers the prohibition on the unauthorised or harmful deposit,...
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8th Sep
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Waste offencesWaste offencesThe regulation of waste is governed by Part II of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990), and the Environmental...
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6th Sep
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Environmental civil sanctions—enforcement undertakingsReviewed by Professor Richard Macrory.Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (RESA 2008)...
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5th Sep
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Environmental enforcement undertakings—wildlife and habitats—trackerRegulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 enables regulators to be given...
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2nd Sep
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Environmental enforcement undertakings—packaging waste—trackerRegulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 enables regulators to be given powers to...
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2nd Sep
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Environmental enforcement undertakings—water and fisheries—trackerRegulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 enables regulators to be given powers...
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2nd Sep
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What is the limitation period for bringing a prosecution for failing to pay a fixed penalty notice under section 33ZA of the Environmental Protection...
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 2nd Sep
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Noise nuisance offencesNoise is just one type of statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990). For information about...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy G Phillips of FTB Chambers and Charles Forrest of FTB Chambers 1st Sep
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Environmental prosecution and enforcement policyEnvironmental enforcement principlesThree principles form the basis of environmental protection in the...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court; and Christian Jowett of 30 Park Place, Cardiff and 36 Group, 36 Commercial, London 22nd Aug
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Do the Police have power to issue notices under section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990? Could they be granted delegated power to issue...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Heppinstall of Henderson Chambers 15th Aug
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Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—enforcement, offences and civil sanctionsCoronavirus (COVID-19): The Environment Agency (EA) has published a...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Burman of Schofield Sweeney 11th Aug
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Transporting dangerous goodsRegulationsWhen transporting dangerous goods a number of international rules must be followed in relation to how the goods...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Law 11th Aug
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Environmental civil sanctions—stop noticesReviewed by Professor Richard MacroryRegulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (RESA 2008) enables...
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11th Aug
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Fly-tipping offencesWhat is fly-tipping?Fly-tipping is the illegal deposit of waste. It can cause pollution, harm to human health and can affect the...
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11th Aug
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Hazardous waste registration—compliance, enforcement and offencesCoronavirus (COVID-19): The Environment Agency (EA) has published a series of...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Law 11th Aug

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