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Possession with intent to supplyPossession with intent to supply a controlled drugIt is an offence for a person to have a controlled drug in his...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 19th May
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Absolute and conditional dischargeThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales (Sentencing Code) that...
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19th May
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AutomatismDefinition of automatismAn act is done in a state of automatism if it is done by the body without control by the mind, (eg it is a spasm or...
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19th May
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What happens when a client receives a custodial sentence?This Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales...
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Produced in partnership with Flora Page of 23 Essex Street 19th May
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Community order requirementsThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales (Sentencing Code) that...
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19th May
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Threats to killThe offence of threats to killThe offence of threats to kill is an offence which can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown...
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19th May
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Privilege against self-incriminationBackgroundThe concept of privilege against self-incrimination, which is commonly referred to as one distinct...
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Produced in partnership with Aine Kervick and Will Hayes of Kingsley Napley LLP 19th May
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Defence disclosure in criminal proceedings—defence statements and defence witness noticesThe Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (CPIA...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court and David McNeill of 5 St Andrew's Hill 19th May
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Indecent images of childrenThe criminal offencesThe Protection of Children Act 1978 (PCA 1978), the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (CJA 1988) and the...
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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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Fraud by failure to disclose and abuse of positionFraud by failure to disclose information while under a legal duty to do so An offence of fraud by...
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19th May
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Controlling or coercive behaviour offencesWhat is domestic abuse?There is no statutory offence of domestic violence or domestic abuse, however, it...
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19th May
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NMC disciplinary processNursing and Midwifery CouncilThe Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the regulatory body for all nurses and midwives...
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 19th May
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Witness intimidationIntimidation of witnesses and jurorsIntimidation of witnesses and/or jurors is an offence under section 51 of the Criminal Justice...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 19th May
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Extreme pornographyPossessing extreme pornographySimple possession of extreme pornography is an offence under section 63 of the Criminal Justice and...
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19th May

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Privilege, money laundering and terrorist financingThis Practice Note reflects draft Legal Sector Affinity Group (LSAG) AML guidance, published on 20...
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24th Sep
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Privilege—joint and common interest privilegeThis Practice Note considers the concepts of joint privilege (being joint retainer or joint interest...
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23rd Sep
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Internal company fraud investigationsPreliminary stepsBefore any action is taken it is important to consider:•what is the event which has created the...
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17th Sep
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Insolvency Service criminal prosecutionsThe Insolvency Service Legal Services Directorate (LSD) is the lead criminal enforcement agency for insolvency...
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17th Sep
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Directors and criminal liabilityThis Practice Note describes the criminal offences that are of most relevance to company directors, and:•focuses on...
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2nd Sep
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Insider dealing—a quick guideFORTHCOMING CHANGE: Section 31(1) of the Financial Services Act 2021 (FSA 2021) increases the maximum sentence for...
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Produced in partnership with Joanna Dimmock, Tom Hickey and Fred Kelly of White & Case LLP 25th Aug
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Criminal insider dealing (encouraging offence)—a quick guideThis Practice Note is concerned with one of the three criminal offences created under...
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24th Aug
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Insider dealingFORTHCOMING CHANGE: Section 31(1) of the Financial Services Act 2021 (FSA 2021) increases the maximum sentence for insider dealing...
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Produced in partnership with Joanna Dimmock, Tom Hickey and Fred Kelly of White & Case LLP 24th Aug
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Criminal insider dealing (disclosing inside information offence)—a quick guideFORTHCOMING CHANGE: Section 31(1) of the Financial Services Act 2021...
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24th Aug
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PSC register—offences for non-complianceCoronavirus (COVID-19) IMPACT: Certain aspects of the PSC regime are affected by temporary measures introduced...
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12th Aug
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A company has submitted dormant accounts despite continuing to trade, and now has judgment against it in relation to unpaid debts. Has it committed an...
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12th Aug
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Prosecuting a companyCommencing proceedings against a companyBefore a company is prosecuted a decision will be taken as to who is the appropriate...
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11th Aug
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The rule against acquisition of a company's own sharesThe offence of acquisition of limited company's own shares The general rule is that a limited...
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11th Aug
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Defending company clients after LASPO 2012ARCHIVED: This Practice Note is archived and is not maintained.The implementation of the Legal Aid,...
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11th Aug
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Material omissions from statements relating to company affairsOffence of material omissions from statement relating to company's affairsIt is an...
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Produced in partnership with Micheal Murphy and Amelia Clegg of 23 Essex Street Chambers 11th Aug
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Company investigationsCompany investigations under section 432 of the Companies Act 1985Companies are regulated by the Department of Business, Energy...
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11th Aug
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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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11th Aug
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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 11th Aug
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Providing false information to an auditor and an auditor's right to informationProviding false statement to an auditorThe Director of a company must...
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11th Aug
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Fraudulent trading under section 993 Companies Act 2006Fraudulent tradingFraudulent trading is an offence prohibited by section 993 of the Companies...
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11th Aug

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