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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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The offence of actual bodily harmThe offence of assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) can be tried in either the magistrates' court or the...
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9th Nov
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The offence of aggravated vehicle-takingA person is guilty of aggravated vehicle taking if:•they take a conveyance without the owner's or other lawful...
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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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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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The offence of threats to killThe offence of threats to kill is an offence which can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court. The...
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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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The power of the court to order the forfeiture of property under the PCC(S)A 2000The Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 is the principal...
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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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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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This Practice Note explains the right of defendants who have been convicted in criminal proceedings to appeal against their convictions in the...
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Produced in partnership with Doughty Street Chambers 12th Jan
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In summarising the law of contempt of court, the Court of Appeal has stated:‘The law of contempt exists to protect the course of proceedings from...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Wayman of Pump Court Chambers 12th Jan
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Obtaining services dishonestlyIt is an offence for a defendant to obtain, by any dishonest act, services for which payment is required, with intent to...
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9th Nov
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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note 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 coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020), among other...
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Produced in partnership with Kathryn Hughes of QEB Hollis Whiteman 12th Jan

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This tracker is focused on healthcare and is intended to be used to track key developments, legislation, guidance, parliamentary briefing notes and...
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16th Apr
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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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15th Apr
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Involuntary manslaughter—introductionManslaughter can be classified as either voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter consists of those...
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15th Apr
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This Practice Note sets out key developments in relation to fire safety following the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017. Among other things, it...
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13th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note is updated to take account of the temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours rules as a result of the...
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Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2013SI 2013/1237SCHEDULE 1THE EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS RULES OF...
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9th Apr
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What is the HSE?The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the national regulator for work-related health and safety in Great Britain. Its mission is to...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of Byrne and Partners LLP 9th Apr
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Post 1 October 2013On 1 October 2013, section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA 2013) came into force. For workplace accidents...
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9th Apr
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Post 1 October 2013On 1 October 2013, section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA 2013) rewrote section 47 of the Health and...
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Post 1 October 2013On 1 October 2013, section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA 2013) came into force. For workplace accidents...
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9th Apr
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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 Tim Spencer-Lane and Neil Grant of Gordon's Solicitors 9th Apr
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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 Tim Spencer-Lane and Neil Grant of Gordon's Solicitors 9th Apr
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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 Tim Spencer-Lane and Neil Grant of Gordon's Solicitors 9th Apr
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In the immediate aftermath of an incident, it is of paramount consideration to have an incident management team appointed and deployed. See Practice...
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Produced in partnership with Lindsay MacNeill of BTO Solicitors LLP 9th Apr
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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, relaxes...
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Produced in partnership with James Robottom of 7BR 9th Apr
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The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA 1974) applies to employers and self employed persons.The Sentencing Council (SC) produces guidance on...
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Produced in partnership with David Travers QC and Nicholas Ostrowski, Barrister of 6 Pump Court Chambers 9th Apr
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The Sentencing Council has published an offence-specific sentencing guideline for corporate manslaughter which, pursuant to section 59 of the...
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9th Apr
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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, confirms...
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Produced in partnership with James Robottom of 7BR 9th Apr
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Gross negligence manslaughter is a common law offence and occurs when the offender:•is in breach of a duty of care towards the victim•the breach...
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Produced in partnership with David Travers QC and Nicholas Ostrowski, Barrister of 6 Pump Court Chambers 9th Apr
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General duties under the Companies Act 2006Section 172(1) of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) creates a general duty on a director to:‘… act in the...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Ostrowski of Six Pump Court 9th Apr

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