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What is a remedial action notice?A remedial action notice is used by enforcement authorities such as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) or a local...
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9th Nov
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The right to bailThe Bail Act 1976 (BA 1976) gives a general right to bail to:•any person appearing before a magistrates’ court, youth court or Crown...
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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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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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9th Nov
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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, makes...
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Produced in partnership with Leon Kazakos QC of 2 Hare Court 12th Jan
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Bench warrantsThe Bail Act 1976 (BA 1976) provides that if a defendant fails to appear at court to answer bail, the court may issue a warrant for...
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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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What is a football banning order?A football banning order is a measure designed to prevent offenders travelling to football matches in England and...
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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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The test for exclusion under PACE 1984, s 78An accused has no entitlement to have evidence excluded simply because it has been obtained unlawfully. To...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court 12th Jan
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This Practice Note explains the main fitness to practise hearing before the Health and Care Professions Tribunal (HCPT). It deals with preparation for...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 12th Jan
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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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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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Criminal offences are generally divided into two categories: •conduct crimes, and •result crimesA conduct crime is a crime where only the forbidden...
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9th Nov
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Tipping off and prejudicing an investigationIt would undermine the benefit to the authorities if, a suspicious activity report (SAR) having been made,...
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9th Nov
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Involuntary manslaughter—introductionManslaughter can be classified as either voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter consists of those...
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9th Nov

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Introduction to UK REACH'REACH' is an abbreviated term for Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the...
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Produced in partnership with Simon Tilling and Tom Gillett of Burges Salmon 17th Mar
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The Health and Safety ExecutiveThe Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is a non-Departmental Body of the Department of Work and Pensions and is the main...
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Produced in partnership with David Travers QC and Nicholas Ostrowski, Barrister of 6 Pump Court Chambers 16th Mar
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What is RIDDOR? Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, SI 2013/1471 (RIDDOR) is a regulation which requires employers...
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The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) place various duties on employers to protect employees from risks related to exposure to asbestos...
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PenaltiesThe Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, SI 2012/632 (‘CAR’) were made under Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, s 15 (‘HSWA 1974’)....
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Produced in partnership with Lee Hughes of Lincoln House Chambers 9th Mar
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Industrial diseasesThe Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), SI 2002/2677, is one of the most important health and...
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The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH 2015), SI 2015/483, aim to prevent major work place accidents occurring and put in place...
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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In particular,...
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26th Feb
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The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (CMCHA 2007) extends to the whole of the UK and introduced the offence of corporate...
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24th Feb
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The specific offence of corporate manslaughter was created by the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (CMCHA 2007). The CMCHA 2007...
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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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The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (CMCHA 2007) extends to the whole of the United Kingdom and introduced the offence of...
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24th Feb
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along with our subtopic: Regulation of healthcare providers which you may find useful.Under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (HSCA 2008), the Care...
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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has responsibility under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (HSCA 2008) for regulating bodies, including...
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 12th Feb
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The term 'non dispensing pharmacy' is not defined in the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020, SI...
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This Practice Note covers regulatory requirements relating to fire safety in the workplace. It covers fire safety requirements in an office-based...
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Produced in partnership with Melanie O'Brien of DG Legal 15th Jan
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The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR), SI 2013/1471 sets out a scheme by which various deaths, injuries...
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Produced in partnership with Jamas Hodivala of Matrix Chambers 8th Jan

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