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The offence of actual bodily harmThe offence of assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) can be tried in either the magistrates' court or the...
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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 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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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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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 12th Jan
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Discretionary life sentencesA discretionary life sentence is a life sentence given to an offender in respect of an offence for which life imprisonment...
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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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What is the defence of insanity?Insanity is a common law defence to a criminal charge. A defence of insanity is available in both the magistrates'...
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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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The offence of threats to killThe offence of threats to kill is an offence which can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court. 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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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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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 12th Jan
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The police have wide powers to take non-intimate samples from a person under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE 1984). Non-intimate...
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9th Nov
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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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Proceedings for offences of false statements and failing to informThe Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986) creates a number of offences relating to material...
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20th Apr
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Proceedings for offences of absconding and fraudulent dealings with propertyThe Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986) creates specific offences relating to...
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20th Apr
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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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9th Apr
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Obtaining credit—engaging in businessA bankrupt is guilty of an offence if:•either alone, or jointly with another person, they obtain credit at or...
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9th Apr
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Offence of failure to deliver up property to, or concealing property from official receiver or trusteeA bankrupt commits an offence if they: •fail to...
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9th Apr
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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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9th Apr
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Failure to submit a statement of affairsIt is an offence for a bankrupt to fail to make accurate disclosure in a statement of affairs as required...
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Produced in partnership with Cameron Brown of 9–12 Bell Yard 9th Apr
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Dealing with property on creditA bankrupt is guilty of an offence if, in the 12 months before the petition, or in the initial period, they disposed of...
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9th Apr
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Breach of bankruptcy offence under Section 11 Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 The purpose of the offences is to punish bankrupts who have...
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Produced in partnership with Cameron Brown of 9–12 Bell Yard 9th Apr
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Bankruptcy restrictionsFollowing an order for bankruptcy, the bankrupt person is prohibited form a number activities for a period of 12 months while...
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9th Apr
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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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