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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Voluntary bill of indictmentAn indictment may, exceptionally, be preferred (ie served on a Crown Court) by the direction or with the consent of a High...
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9th Nov
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The power of the court to order the forfeiture of property under the PCC(S)A 2000The Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 is the principal...
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9th Nov
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How to identify hearsayThe definition of hearsay is contained in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003). It comprises of four essential...
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9th Nov
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Changes under CFA 2017The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA 2017) received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and made various changes to Part 5 of the...
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9th Nov
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Sentences for fraud by false representationA person convicted of fraud by false representation in the Crown Court on indictment faces a maximum...
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9th Nov
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Judicial independence is fundamental to the rule of law. The integrity of the criminal justice system depends on a fair and public hearing by an...
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9th Nov
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Fraud by failure to disclose information while under a legal duty to do so An offence of fraud by failure to disclose is committed where a...
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9th Nov
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Forthcoming Change: The Attorney General’s Guidelines on Disclosure and the CPIA Code of Practice have been updated and reissued but are not yet in...
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Produced in partnership with David McNeill of 5 St Andrew's Hill 9th Nov
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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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This question is answered in relation to the law applying in England, given the separate regimes for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The answer...
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Produced in partnership with Philip Rule 26th Nov
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As a result of the 23 June 2016 UK referendum on membership of the EU, which voted with a 52% majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU,...
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26th Nov
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This table below contains an archive of news analysis on Scotland and Scots law developments of general application and those which affect various...
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26th Nov
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Some criminals have taken advantage of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to carry out fraud and exploitation scams through a variety of methods,...
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26th Nov
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This tracker sets out the current Bills passing through the Scottish Parliament.What’s happening?When?Find out moreCulpable Homicide (Scotland)...
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26th Nov
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This Practice Note tracks the progress of UK legislation introduced as part of the legislative project associated with the UK’s withdrawal from the...
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26th 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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Part II to the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (YJCEA 1999) (as amended by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (CJA 2009)) contains a...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 26th Nov
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This Practice Note tracks the progress of government bills relevant to the field of corporate crime which have been tabled in either the House of...
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26th Nov
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This quick guide provides high-level information on the measures taken under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018) (as amended by the...
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25th Nov
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This Practice Note tracks domestic legislation introduced as part of the UK government’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It includes...
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25th Nov
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This Practice Note summarises the key corporate offences created under health protection regulations to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...
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25th Nov
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On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with a majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU. On 29 March 2017,...
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25th Nov
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This tracker is designed to assist corporate crime practitioners keep up to date with forthcoming legislation which will impact their particular areas...
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25th Nov
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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is not being maintained. It tracked the passage of the Bill through Parliament to its publication as an Act, and...
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25th Nov
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This Practice Note provides a summary of key prosecutions for health and social care offences brought by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in England...
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24th Nov
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This Practice Note lists high-risk third countries identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), HM Treasury and the European Commission as...
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24th Nov
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The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (SAMLA 2018) was implemented to ensure the UK has a robust sanctions regime after the UK leaves the...
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23rd Nov
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Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 enables regulators to be given powers to deal with offences using civil sanctions, including...
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20th Nov
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Lexis®PSL Corporate Crime has published News Analysis on a range of issues concerning the implications of Brexit on corporate crime areas of practice....
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20th Nov

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