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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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9th Nov
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This Practice Note explains the main fitness to practise hearing before the Health and Care Professions Tribunal (HCPT). It deals with preparation for...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 12th Jan
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The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the offences under section 1, 2 and 6 of the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010). It...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 12th Jan
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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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There is no defence of entrapment in English law but it is considered to be an abuse of the process of the court for state agents to lure a person...
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9th Nov
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What is a football banning order?A football banning order is a measure designed to prevent offenders travelling to football matches in England and...
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9th Nov
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Lawful arrest—human rightsThe right to liberty is a fundamental principle of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998), which itself gives effect to the...
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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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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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Any informal request or formal application for the return of property seized by an investigating authority during a criminal investigation will depend...
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9th Nov
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Offending behaviour programmesAn accreditation system for offending behaviour programmes (OBPs) was introduced by the prison service in 1996. OBPs are...
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Produced in partnership with Simon Creighton of Bhatt Murphy Solicitors 12th Jan
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Civil investigation of tax fraudHMRC’s published policy in respect of tax fraud states that HMRC will seek to use a civil rather than criminal...
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Produced in partnership with Corker Binning 12th Jan
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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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Taking a conveyance without authority offenceTaking a conveyance without authority is committed when a person:•takes a conveyance without the owner's...
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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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9th 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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27th Jan
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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 Jan
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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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26th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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22nd Jan
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The Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020), the emergency legislation passed with the aim to control the spread of Coronvius (COVID-19), received Royal Assent...
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Produced in partnership with John Binns of BCL Solicitors LLP 22nd Jan
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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 21st Jan
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There will be times when it is impossible for a client physically to sign a document that they are otherwise required to sign. This may be, for...
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21st Jan
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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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21st Jan
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This Practice Note summarises the key offences created by Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). It covers offences which apply principally in England and...
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19th Jan
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This table contains key news analysis on coronavirus (COVID-19) and coronavirus developments which relate to corporate crime areas of...
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18th Jan
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As part of the response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the courts and various regulatory bodies have issued guidance to users and businesses...
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15th 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 11th Jan
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As part of the government’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020) and the Criminal Procedure (Amendment...
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Produced in partnership with John Oliver of 5 St Andrew’s Hill 11th Jan
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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 11th Jan
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For an explanation on what an indictment is, when an indictment is required as well as information on the electronic generation of draft indictments...
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8th Jan
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Attending remote hearings is a challenging task. Anecdotal evidence suggests that long hours spent in front of a screen or on the phone concentrating...
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8th Jan
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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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8th Jan
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This Practice Note summarises the key changes made to the Criminal Procedure Rules (CrimPR), SI 2020/759, by the Criminal Procedure (Amendment No 2)...
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8th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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8th Jan
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Within a short period of time, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused extreme disruption in the way we live and work. Companies have to adapt...
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Produced in partnership with Emily Lewis and Rubi Palmieri of Fulcrum Chambers 8th Jan

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