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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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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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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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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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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Checklist contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020) among other...
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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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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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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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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court 12th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other...
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Produced in partnership with 25 Bedford Row 12th Jan
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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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9th Nov
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Criminal offences are generally divided into two categories: •conduct crimes, and •result crimesA conduct crime is a crime where only the forbidden...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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The offence of causing grievous bodily harm with intentWounding or causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent is triable only in the Crown Court...
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9th Nov

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—local government trackerThis tracker is intended to be used to track key developments, legislation, guidance, parliamentary...
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16th May
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—financial crime implications for financial institutionsSome criminals have taken advantage of the coronavirus (COVID-19)...
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15th May
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Special measures for the accusedCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Act...
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15th May
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—key corporate offences created under emergency health protection regulationsThis Practice Note summarises the key corporate...
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15th May
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Pre-trial and case management hearings in the Crown CourtCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the...
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Produced in partnership with 25 Bedford Row 15th May
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—key regulator and court guidance for corporate crime practitionersAs part of the response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)...
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15th May
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Practical guide to remote hearings in the criminal courts during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemicAttending remote hearings is a challenging task....
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15th May
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Custody time limitsCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In...
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15th May
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—powers to detain potentially infectious peopleThe Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020), the emergency legislation passed with the aim...
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Produced in partnership with John Binns of BCL Solicitors LLP 15th May
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—key offences created by the Coronavirus Act 2020This Practice Note summarises the key offences created by Coronavirus Act 2020...
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15th May
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Starting an appeal in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division (CACD)Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the...
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15th May
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Operation of the criminal courts during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemicAs part of the government’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)...
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Produced in partnership with John Oliver of 5 St Andrew’s Hill 15th May
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Corporate Crime News Analysis—coronavirus (COVID-19)This table contains key news analysis on coronavirus (COVID-19) and coronavirus developments which...
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15th May
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Case management in the magistrates’ courtsCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The...
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Produced in partnership with Kathryn Hughes of QEB Hollis Whiteman 15th May
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The indictment—content, form, defects and amendmentsFor an explanation on what an indictment is, when an indictment is required as well as information...
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15th May
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Commencing criminal proceedings—applying for the issue of a summonsAll criminal cases begin in the magistrates' court however serious the offence....
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15th May
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Special measuresPart II to the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (YJCEA 1999) (as amended by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (CJA 2009))...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 15th May
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Criminal Procedure Rules (CrimPR)—update for Coronavirus (COVID-19)This Practice Note summarises the key changes made to the Criminal Procedure Rules...
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15th May
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Do I need to report a data breach to the ICO during the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic?This Q&A considers whether commercial organisations are...
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14th May
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—legislation trackerThis Practice Note tracks domestic legislation introduced as part of the UK government’s response to the...
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