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The offences of common assault and batteryTechnically, the offences of assault and battery are separate summary offences. An assault is committed when...
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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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Procedure for either-way offences not sent forthwith to the Crown Court for trial: plea before venue and allocationWhere the court decides that a case...
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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 Craig Findlater of Black Chambers and Stephen O'Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers 12th Jan
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The introduction of trial by a single justice was a response to a belief, on the part of the government, that the use of two or three justices to deal...
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Produced in partnership with Quinton Newcomb of Fulcrum Chambers 12th Jan
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This Practice Note deals with what is meant by corporate liability in relation to criminal law. It covers establishing corporate liability, the...
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9th Nov
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Serious crime prevention orders (SCPOs) were created by Part 1 of the Serious Crime Act 2007 (SCA 2007) and are civil orders used against those...
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9th Nov
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Elements of the offence of perverting the course of justicePerverting the course of justice is a common law offence which can only be tried on...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 12th Jan
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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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Changes under CFA 2017The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA 2017) received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and made various changes to Part 5 of the...
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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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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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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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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 Craig Findlater of Black Chambers and Stephen O'Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers 12th Jan
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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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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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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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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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A coroner (or a jury where there is one) is required to make a determination at the end of an inquest of the matters which were ascertained from the...
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Produced in partnership with James Robottom of 7BR 6th Apr
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As there is no route for a statutory appeal from the coroner’s court, the supervisory jurisdiction of the Administrative Court is important for those...
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Produced in partnership with Louise Jones of Guildhall Chambers, Bristol 1st Apr
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While it is well known that a coroner controls an investigation into a person’s death, the modern approach to inquest preparation seeks to ensure that...
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Produced in partnership with Dominic Adamson of Temple Garden Chambers 26th Feb
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BackgroundThe concept of privilege against self-incrimination, which is commonly referred to as one distinct protection, actually arises from a number...
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Produced in partnership with Aine Kervick and Will Hayes of Kingsley Napley LLP 24th Feb
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Types of coronerCoroners are independent judicial officers. Coroners must now be lawyers, although previously medical doctors were appointed and some...
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Produced in partnership with Fiona Canby of Temple Garden Chambers 24th Feb
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Coroners rulesThere do not appear to be any specific rules on closing files within the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, Coroners (Investigations)...
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6th Dec
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Powers of the coronerThe power to compel a witness is now contained under paragraph 1 of Schedule 5 to the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (CJA 2009)...
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6th Dec
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Lawyers and those authorised to conduct reserved legal activities have rights of audience to appear before courts in England and Wales. The exercise...
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