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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Checklist contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020) among other...
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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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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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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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Competency—general ruleThe most common way for evidence to be adduced is through the testimony of a witness. A witness is said to be competent if they...
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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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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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OmissionA defendant must be shown to have had the relevant mental state of mind or intention at the time that the act comprising offence is committed....
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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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Pre-sentence reportsA pre-sentence report (PSR) is a report usually prepared by the National Probation Service (NPS) with a view to assisting the...
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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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When defendants are guilty, they have a choice to plead guilty or to put the prosecution to proof. When they plead guilty they may benefit from a...
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Community order requirementsCommunity order requirements are set out in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003), as amended by the Legal Aid,...
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Definition 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 a reflex),...
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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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This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to legal privilege and professional secrecy in Brazil published as part of the Lexology...
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This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to legal privilege and professional secrecy in France published as part of the Lexology...
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This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to legal privilege and professional secrecy in Argentina published as part of the...
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The guide can be accessed here:The questions raised in the legal privilege & professional secrecy guideThe guide addresses the following issues:1....
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The guide can be accessed here:The questions raised in the legal privilege & professional secrecy guideThe guide addresses the following issues:1....
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The guide can be accessed here:The questions raised in the legal privilege & professional secrecy guideThe guide addresses the following issues.1....
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The guide can be accessed here:The questions raised in the legal privilege & professional secrecy guideThe guide addresses the following issues:1....
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