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Fraud by false representationFraud by false representationFraud by false representation applies to a broader range of conduct than the offences under...
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19th May
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Intentional harassment, alarm or distressThis Practice Note explains the offence of causing intentional harassment, alarm or distress contrary to...
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19th May
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GOC—interim ordersInterim ordersThe GOC’s Fitness to Practise Committee (FTPC) may impose an interim order in respect of a registrant if it is...
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19th May
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Assault with intent to resist or prevent arrestThe offence of assault with intent to resist or prevent arrestAssault with intent to resist or prevent...
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19th May
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Aggravated vehicle-takingThe offence of aggravated vehicle-takingA person is guilty of aggravated vehicle taking if:•they take a conveyance without...
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19th May
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Investigatory Powers TribunalFor information on the overarching regime for scrunity of the use of powers under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA...
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19th May
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Stages of a summary trialCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Checklist contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA...
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19th May
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Applications for the return of property seized during criminal investigationsAny informal request or formal application for the return of property...
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19th May
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Vicarious liabilityWhat is vicarious liability?The general principle in criminal law is liability is personal not vicarious. This means that one...
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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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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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Sexual offences prevention orders [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is not being maintained. Repeal and transitional provisionsSexual...
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19th May
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NMC Fitness to Practise Hearings—the impairment stageCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by...
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 19th May
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Duress and necessityDuress by threatsDuress by threats provides a complete defence to a charge of any offence other than murder, attempted murder and...
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19th May
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Trials under the Scottish solemn procedureCoronavirus (COVID-19): Scottish criminal procedure has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic....
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Produced in partnership with Craig Findlater of Black Chambers and Stephen O'Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers 19th May
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Challenging visual identification evidenceBreach of PACE Codes of PracticeThe arrangement and conduct of identification procedures are governed by the...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court 19th May

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Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008Law and guidance on BPR 2008This Practice Note summarises the law, guidance and practice...
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25th Jul
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Trade mark offencesFor certain types of trade mark infringement cases (such as wilful infringement for the purpose of manufacturing counterfeit...
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25th Jul
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Secondary ticketingThis Practice Note introduces the concept of secondary ticketing in the online marketplace and outlines the key legal issues,...
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Produced in partnership with Louise Millington-Roberts, partner at Hill Dickinson 25th Jul
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Advertising law and regulationThis Practice Note introduces the laws and regulations governing advertising in general and covers:•Regulatory regime...
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25th Jul
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Food advertisingThis Practice Note considers the law and practice applicable to food advertising to consumers, including:•Regulatory regime...
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25th Jul
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Sentencing individuals for environmental offencesThe Sentencing Council has published offence specific sentencing guidelines for use in the...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court 22nd Jul
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Sentencing criminal offences—sentencing guidelines and resourcesThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England...
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22nd Jul
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Sentencing individuals for food safety and food hygiene offencesThis Practice Note reviews the parts of the Sentencing Council’s offence-specific...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Heller of Drystone Chambers 22nd Jul
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What are the legal principles behind time share misselling?BackgroundThe Timeshare, Holiday Products, Resale and Exchange Contracts Regulations 2010...
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21st Jul
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Improvement and Prohibition Notices under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974Enforcement of Part I of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act...
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Produced in partnership with James Purnell, Abigail Cohen and Lia Moses of Henderson Chambers 21st Jul
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Key consumer legislation—summaryThis Practice Note sets out a brief description of the key consumer legislation that businesses dealing with consumers...
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21st Jul
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Waste offencesWaste offencesThe regulation of waste is governed by Part II of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990), and the Environmental...
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20th Jul
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Food information and food labelling lawForthcoming change: On 1 October 2021, the Food Information (Amendment) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/1218 come...
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Produced in partnership with Giles Bedloe of 9 Gough Chambers and Dominic Watkins of DWF LLP 20th Jul
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What are the UKCA marking and UKNI marking, and when are they needed?A ‘UK Conformity Assessed’ (UKCA) marking is a product marking introduced as a...
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13th Jul
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Sentencing organisations for environmental offencesThe Sentencing Council has published offence specific sentencing guidelines for use in the...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court 13th Jul
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Powers of health and safety inspectors under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974The Health and Safety ExecutiveThe Health and Safety Executive...
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Produced in partnership with David Travers QC and Nicholas Ostrowski, Barrister of 6 Pump Court Chambers 13th Jul
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Local authorities—powers to investigate environmental crimeWhen do local authorities investigate environmental offences?Environmental offences cover a...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Phillips of 6 Pump Court 13th Jul
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Possession of a bladed articleThe offence of possession of a bladed articleThe offence of having a bladed article in a public place can be tried in...
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5th Jul
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Unauthorised or harmful deposit, treatment or disposal of wasteThis Practice Note covers the prohibition on the unauthorised or harmful deposit,...
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5th Jul
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Enforcement of consumer protection laws under the Consumer Rights Act 2015Consumer protection law in the UK derives partly from EU law and partly from...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Simm of Browne Jacobson 2nd Jul

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