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Offence of conspiracy to defraudConspiracy to defraud is a common law offence which was expressly preserved by section 5(2) of the Criminal Law Act...
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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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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 a football banning order?A football banning order is a measure designed to prevent offenders travelling to football matches in England and...
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9th Nov
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What is compensation?A compensation order is defined in the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (PCC(S)A 2000), to mean an order which...
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9th Nov
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Possessing extreme pornographySimple possession of extreme pornography is an offence under section 63 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008...
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9th Nov
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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Checklist contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020) among other...
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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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What is the defence of insanity?Insanity is a common law defence to a criminal charge. A defence of insanity is available in both the magistrates'...
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9th Nov
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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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Section 9 and Schedule 1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE 1984) afford access to material that cannot be obtained by an application...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Ozin QC and Alex Mills of 23 Essex Street Chambers 12th Jan
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Application to dismissUnder paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 3 to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (CDA 1998), the defendant may (after the date when he is...
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9th Nov
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Forthcoming Change: The Attorney General’s Guidelines on Disclosure and the CPIA Code of Practice have been updated and reissued but are not yet in...
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Produced in partnership with David McNeill of 5 St Andrew's Hill 12th Jan
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Exceptions under the CJA 2003The admission of hearsay evidence is regulated by the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003).See Practice Note:...
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9th Nov
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The offence of misleading omissionsEngaging in a commercial practice that is a misleading omission is made an offence by the Consumer Protection from...
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9th Nov

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Public interest immunity and disclosureThe right to a fair trial is predicated on the principle of equality of arms of which an essential element is...
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Produced in partnership with David Jenkins of 3 Paper Buildings 14th Apr
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Initial details of the prosecution case (IDPC)The requirements for service and contents of the initial details of the prosecution case (IDPC) are...
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Produced in partnership with David McNeill of 5 St Andrew's Hill and Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court 9th Apr
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The prosecution’s duty of disclosure in criminal proceedings is governed by the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (CPIA 1996), which...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court 9th Apr
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The Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (CPIA 1996) sets out the disclosure duties of both the prosecution and the defendant in criminal...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court and David McNeill of 5 St Andrew's Hill 9th Apr
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Time limitsWhere a defendant appears before a magistrates’ court charged with an indictable-only offence, or an either way offence, and is sent for a...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court 9th Apr
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Duty of disclosure of unused evidenceThe pursuit of a fair trial based on equality of arms has resulted in a duty of disclosure on the Crown to the...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court 11th Mar
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There will be times when it is impossible for a client physically to sign a document that they are otherwise required to sign. This may be, for...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 13th Feb
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The main issues raised in the appeal of R v Baxter concerned digital devices and evidence available from witnesses. The appeal raised four issues of...
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Produced in partnership with Jessica Maguire of Corker Binning 13th Feb
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Section 18 of the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (CPIA 1996) makes it an offence to knowingly use or disclose an object or information...
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13th Feb
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Service of initial details of the prosecution caseThe Criminal Procedure Rules 2020, SI 2020/759, part 8 (CrimPR), applies in any case (r. 8.1(1))....
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