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Pre-sentence reportsThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales (Sentencing Code) that applies from...
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19th May
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Unlawful wounding or inflicting grievous bodily harmThe offence of unlawful wounding or inflicting grievous bodily harmThe offence of unlawful...
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19th May
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Sentencing guidelines for sexual offencesThe Sentencing Council (SC) produces guidance on sentencing for courts in England and Wales in the form of...
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19th May
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GOC—interim ordersInterim ordersThe GOC’s Fitness to Practise Committee (FTPC) may impose an interim order in respect of a registrant if it is...
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19th May
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Mandatory life sentencesThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales (Sentencing Code) that applies...
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ConspiracyThere are three main inchoate offences in English law: •conspiracy—where at least two people have agreed to commit a crime•attempt—where the...
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19th May
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Admissibility of defendant's bad character in criminal proceedingsWhat is bad character?The Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003) governs the...
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19th May
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Non-intimate samplesThe police have wide powers to take non-intimate samples from a person under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE...
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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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Breach of a suspended sentenceThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales (Sentencing Code) that...
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Corporate criminal liabilityThis Practice Note deals with what is meant by corporate liability in relation to criminal law. It covers establishing...
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19th May
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Indications on sentenceJudicial independence is fundamental to the rule of law. The integrity of the criminal justice system depends on a fair and...
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19th May
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Excluding evidence of bad characterExcluding evidence of the defendant's 'bad character' under CJA 2003, s 101(3)Where evidence of a defendant's bad...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court 19th May
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Commencing criminal proceedings—applying for the issue of a summonsAll criminal cases begin in the magistrates' court however serious the offence....
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Supplying a controlled drug and offering to supplyThe offence of supplying controlled drugs The section 4 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (MDA 1971)...
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Sentencing for corporate manslaughterThe Sentencing Council has published an offence-specific sentencing guideline for corporate manslaughter which,...
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Involuntary manslaughterInvoluntary manslaughter—introductionManslaughter can be classified as either voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter...
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Corporate manslaughter—prosecutions trackerThis Practice Note provides a summary of key corporate manslaughter prosecutions and convictions under...
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Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) came into force on 6...
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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 30th Jul
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What happens after an incident on site?The immediate aftermath of an incidentDepending on the nature of the incident, first thoughts should, of...
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30th Jul
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Corporate manslaughter—the offenceThe Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (CMCHA 2007) extends to the whole of the United Kingdom...
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30th Jul
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Appealing sentences passed in health and safety casesThere are procedural requirements that practitioners must be aware of when appealing sentences...
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Produced in partnership with David Travers QC and Nicholas Ostrowski, Barrister of 6 Pump Court Chambers 30th Jul
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Produced in partnership with James Robottom of 7BR 30th Jul
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Produced in partnership with Dominic Adamson QC of Temple Garden Chambers 30th Jul
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Health and safety law and the self-employedPrior to 1 October 2015, the self-employed were obliged to protect themselves and others from any risks to...
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Sentencing organisations for health and safety offencesThe Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA 1974) applies to employers and self employed...
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Produced in partnership with David Travers QC and Nicholas Ostrowski, Barrister of 6 Pump Court Chambers 30th Jul
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Sentencing individuals convicted of gross negligence manslaughterGross negligence manslaughter is a common law offence and occurs when the...
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Produced in partnership with David Travers QC and Nicholas Ostrowski, Barrister of 6 Pump Court Chambers 30th Jul
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