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Offence of cheating the public revenueThe offence of cheating the public revenue is a common law offence triable only on indictment. This means that,...
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9th Nov
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Searches of premises during criminal investigations may be conducted on the authority of a warrant issued by a court, or without warrant under a...
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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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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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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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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 Kevin Henry of Optimum Advocates and Stephen O’Rourke QC of Terra Firma 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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Checklist contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020) among other...
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What is a boiler room fraud?Boiler rooms are the names ascribed to high pressure sales environments. The idea is that the sales environment creates...
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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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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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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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Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officialsFacilitation payments, also known as facilitating or grease payments, are generally small...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 12th Jan
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There are two kinds of burden:•the legal burden, and•the evidential burdenThe legal burdenA party has the legal (sometimes called ‘the persuasive’)...
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9th Nov
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The principle of transferred maliceIf a person has a malicious intent towards X and, in carrying out that intent, injures Y, he is guilty of an...
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What is recklessness?In respect of some statutory offences and common law crimes the prosecution are required to prove a mental element of...
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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 Sentencing Council has published an offence-specific sentencing guideline for corporate manslaughter which, pursuant to section 59 of the...
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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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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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This Practice Note explains the approach taken by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to the enforcement of health and safety law in England and...
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This Practice Note analyses the care worker offences brought in by sections 20 and 21 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (CJCA 2015). These...
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Prior to 1 October 2015, the self-employed were obliged to protect themselves and others from any risks to their health and safety which may arise...
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Levying payment for safety equipmentEmployers have a series of duties imposed upon them by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA 1974) in...
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The Sentencing Council (SC) produces guidance on sentencing for courts in England and Wales in the form of offence-specific sentencing guidelines for...
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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) came into force on 6 April 2015. Their purpose is to make health and...
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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 8th 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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Enforcement of Part I of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA 1974) is often achieved through the service of statutory Improvement Notices...
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Produced in partnership with James Purnell, Abigail Cohen and Lia Moses of Henderson Chambers 25th Mar
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Interfering with safety offenceEvery employee is under a duty, while at work, to take reasonable care for the health and safety of himself and of...
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What are the hazards?Around 1000 electrical accidents are reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) every year and 25 people die of their...
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Under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA 1974), a number of general duties are imposed to ensure the health and safety of employees and...
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This Practice Note summarises the key offences which can be committed under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA 1974) and the process for...
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