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The rules relating to the form of indictments and the procedure for their creation and adoption are contained in the following: •the Indictments 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 Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other...
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Produced in partnership with 25 Bedford Row 12th Jan
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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 person...
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9th Nov
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The offence of possession of a bladed articleThe offence of having a bladed article in a public place can be tried in either the magistrates' court or...
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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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Competency—general ruleThe most common way for evidence to be adduced is through the testimony of a witness. A witness is said to be competent if they...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other measures, makes...
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Produced in partnership with Leon Kazakos QC of 2 Hare Court 12th Jan
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This Practice Note provides a summary of key corporate manslaughter prosecutions and convictions under section 1 of the Corporate Manslaughter and...
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9th Nov
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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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Voluntary bill of indictmentAn indictment may, exceptionally, be preferred (ie served on a Crown Court) by the direction or with the consent of a High...
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9th Nov
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Any informal request or formal application for the return of property seized by an investigating authority during a criminal investigation will depend...
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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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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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Intimate Samples from a detained suspectAn intimate sample is:•a sample of blood, semen or any other tissue fluid, urine or pubic hair•a dental...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other measures, makes...
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9th Nov
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Taking a conveyance without authority offenceTaking a conveyance without authority is committed when a person:•takes a conveyance without the owner's...
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9th Nov

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Breach of PACE Codes of PracticeThe arrangement and conduct of identification procedures are governed by the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court 9th Apr
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Should a suspect ask for an identification procedure?A suspect may need legal advice on whether to request an identification procedure where the...
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9th Apr
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Identification proceduresIn every criminal case the prosecution must prove the identity of the person who perpetrated or participated in the...
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3rd Mar
Q&As
See Practice Note: Eye witness identification evidence, which outlines that Code D of PACE allows for the showing of films such as CCTV or photographs...
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13th Feb
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In answering this Q&A we have limited our research to cover police powers to obtain such evidence.Powers to obtain or compel a suspect to provide...
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13th Feb

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