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The offence of false imprisonmentFalse imprisonment is a common law offence but it is more common as a civil action in tort (see Practice Note: False...
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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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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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9th Nov
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Production ordersThe purpose of a production order is to obtain material relating to a known person or business, such as bank statements and...
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9th Nov
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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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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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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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Specific intent—definitionOffences requiring specific intent are of two kinds:•where the mental element of the offence requires a purposive intent...
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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 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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9th Nov
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Application to dismissUnder paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 3 to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (CDA 1998), the defendant may (after the date when he is...
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9th Nov
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Civil investigation of tax fraudHMRC’s published policy in respect of tax fraud states that HMRC will seek to use a civil rather than criminal...
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Produced in partnership with Corker Binning 9th Nov
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When do local authorities investigate environmental offences?Environmental offences cover a broad range of crimes which affect the surroundings we...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Phillips of 6 Pump Court 9th Nov
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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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The ‘handling’ offenceHandling stolen goods is an offence that is triable either way.The elements of the offence are:•dishonestly receiving the goods,...
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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19) IMPACT: Certain aspects of the PSC regime are affected by temporary measures introduced to mitigate the consequences of the...
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A bankrupt is subject to an ongoing duty to co-operate with their trustee in bankruptcy (trustee) pursuant to inter alia section 333 of the Insolvency...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel Sejas of MHS Sprecher Grier 29th Nov
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What is the background to the temporary changes to the wrongful trading regime?The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the resulting lockdowns and...
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26th Nov
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What is wrongful trading?Wrongful trading is a claim which arises under sections 214 (liquidation) and 246ZB (administration) of the Insolvency Act...
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26th Nov
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Insider dealing—the criminal offenceInsider dealing is the use of sensitive or privileged information that has not yet been released to the public in...
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Produced in partnership with Joanna Dimmock, Tom Hickey and Fred Kelly of White & Case LLP 9th Nov
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Privilege is a vital consideration when deciding whether to make a suspicious activity report (SAR) to the National Crime Agency (NCA) under the...
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9th Oct
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A company cannot choose when or whether it is dormant. Whether or not a company is dormant depends on whether there have been any significant...
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28th Sep
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Section 389 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006)Section 389 the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) explicitly provides that where a company fails to comply...
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28th Sep
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Tax liabilityCompanies resident in the United Kingdom are chargeable to corporation tax calculated on the basis of the company's annual profits. The...
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26th Sep
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Providing false statement to an auditorThe Director of a company must produce a report each financial year, unless the company is subject to the small...
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26th Sep
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The offence of acquisition of limited company's own shares The general rule is that a limited company must not acquire its own shares, whether by...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note considers the concepts of joint privilege (being joint retainer or joint interest privilege) and common interest privilege,...
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26th Sep
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note is archived and is not maintained.The implementation of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012...
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26th Sep
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False accountingA person who falsifies or conceals information required for an accounting purpose, knowing that the information is misleading, may...
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26th Sep
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Under the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986), it is a criminal offence for an officer of a company, past or present, to make false representations or...
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26th Sep
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Preliminary stepsBefore any action is taken it is important to consider:•what is the event which has created the suspicion of fraud in the...
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26th Sep
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The Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986) creates a specific offence relating to fraud for the purposes of obtaining approval for a company voluntary...
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26th Sep
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False representation or fraud for purposes of obtaining creditors' approval The Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986) creates a specific offence relating to...
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26th Sep
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Fraudulent tradingFraudulent trading is an offence prohibited by section 993 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006). This offence is charged for offences...
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26th Sep
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Fraudulent disposal of propertyA bankrupt commits an offence if they make, or cause to be made, at any time after the date five years prior to the...
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