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Asset strippingWhat is asset stripping?Asset stripping involves taking company funds or assets while leaving behind the debts. Sometimes directors...
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Produced in partnership with Micheal Murphy and Amelia Clegg of 23 Essex Street Chambers 19th May
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Procedure during a Crown Court trial—arraignment, trial requirements and evidenceCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted...
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Produced in partnership with Leon Kazakos QC of 2 Hare Court 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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19th May
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PerjuryPerjury in judicial proceedings The offence of perjury is triable only on indictment and carries a maximum penalty of seven years and/or a...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 19th May
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Applying for the return of seized cashApplication by the person from whom the cash was seizedWhen cash has been seized, an application can be made by...
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19th May
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False accounting and false statements under TA 1968False accountingA person who falsifies or conceals information required for an accounting purpose,...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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Police BailPolicing And Crime Act 2017 amendments to police bailSome of the most important changes brought about by the Policing and Crime Act 2017...
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19th May
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What is the time limit for bringing a prosecution for a summary only offence?We refer you to Practice Note: Commencing criminal proceedings—applying...
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19th May
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Sexual offences prevention orders [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is not being maintained. Repeal and transitional provisionsSexual...
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19th May
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Securities, sureties and other conditions of bailConditions of bailA defendant granted bail by the court may be required to comply with conditions of...
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Produced in partnership with Alistair Grainger of 25 Bedford Row 19th May
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Conducting an appeal in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division (CACD)Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the...
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19th May
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Abuse of process in criminal proceedingsThe procedure for making an application to stay proceedings due to abuse of process is governed by rule 3.28...
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19th May
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Obtaining disclosure of unused evidenceDuty of disclosure of unused evidenceThe pursuit of a fair trial based on equality of arms has resulted in a...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court 19th May
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Is an arrest necessary?Lawful arrest—human rightsThe right to liberty is a fundamental principle of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998), which itself...
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19th May
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Disclosure orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002What is a disclosure order?A disclosure order is, in general terms, an order authorising a...
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19th May

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Accidents caused by working at heightPost 1 October 2013On 1 October 2013, section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA 2013)...
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27th 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 23rd Jul
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Sentencing individuals for health and safety offencesThe Sentencing Council (SC) produces guidance on sentencing for courts in England and Wales in...
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23rd Jul
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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 23rd Jul
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Improvement and Prohibition Notices under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974Enforcement of Part I of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act...
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Produced in partnership with James Purnell, Abigail Cohen and Lia Moses of Henderson Chambers 21st Jul
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Working time—goods and passenger vehicle driversCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note is updated to take account of the temporary relaxation of...
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16th Jul
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Fire safety developments following the Grenfell Tower fireThis Practice Note sets out key developments in relation to fire safety following the...
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16th Jul
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Control of asbestos—penaltiesPenaltiesThe Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, SI 2012/632 (‘CAR’) were made under Health and Safety at Work etc. Act...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Hughes of Lincoln House Chambers 13th Jul
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Control of asbestos—duty to manageThe Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) place various duties on employers to protect employees from...
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13th Jul
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Dealing with dawn raids by the Health and Safety ExecutiveWhat is the HSE?The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the national regulator for...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of PCB Byrne 13th Jul
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Powers of health and safety inspectors under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974The Health and Safety ExecutiveThe Health and Safety Executive...
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Produced in partnership with David Travers QC and Nicholas Ostrowski, Barrister of 6 Pump Court Chambers 13th Jul
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Interview under cautionCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the response to the COVID-19...
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28th Jun
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Health and safety fines over £1 million—trackerThis Practice Note provides a summary of the prosecutions for health and safety offences brought by the...
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23rd Jun
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Fire safety in the workplace—regulatory requirementsThis Practice Note covers regulatory requirements relating to fire safety in the workplace. It...
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Produced in partnership with Melanie O'Brien of DG Legal 9th Jun
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Is there a maximum temperature for a working environment?Is there a maximum temperature for a working environment?The short answer is no. There’s no...
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6th Jun
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Is there a legal requirement for an organisation’s health and safety policy to state who is responsible for achieving the policy, eg the Chief...
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6th Jun
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Is coronavirus (COVID-19) a reportable disease under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)?The Reporting...
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Produced in partnership with Jamas Hodivala of Matrix Chambers 5th Jun
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What is the definition of ‘undertaking’ under health and safety legislation—eg Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the Management of Health and...
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5th Jun
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Can a prohibition notice served under section 22 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 be withdrawn or varied?A prohibition notice requires...
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5th Jun

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