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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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What is a boiler room fraud?Boiler rooms are the names ascribed to high pressure sales environments. The idea is that the sales environment creates...
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9th Nov
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Production ordersThe purpose of a production order is to obtain material relating to a known person or business, such as bank statements 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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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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The right to bailThe Bail Act 1976 (BA 1976) gives a general right to bail to:•any person appearing before a magistrates’ court, youth court or Crown...
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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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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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What are hygiene improvement notices?Hygiene improvement notices are used by enforcement authorities such as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) or a...
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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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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 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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9th Nov
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Application to dismissUnder paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 3 to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (CDA 1998), the defendant may (after the date when he is...
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9th Nov
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The offence of misleading omissionsEngaging in a commercial practice that is a misleading omission is made an offence by the Consumer Protection from...
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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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Produced in partnership with Kathryn Hughes of QEB Hollis Whiteman 9th Nov

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We would like to refer you to the Brexit legislation tracker — Brexit SI database, which collates details of draft and made SIs laid before Parliament...
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29th Nov
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This Practice Note introduces the laws and regulations governing advertising in general and covers:•Regulatory regime overview•Non-broadcast...
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29th Nov
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Brexit: Retained Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011, the UK Food Information Regulation and Retained Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, the UK Nutrition and...
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29th Nov
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This Practice Note introduces the concept of secondary ticketing in the online marketplace and outlines the key legal issues, covering the...
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Produced in partnership with Louise Millington-Roberts, partner at Hill Dickinson 29th Nov
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Law and guidance on BPR 2008This Practice Note summarises the law, guidance and practice relating to the Business Protection from Misleading Marketing...
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29th Nov
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For certain types of trade mark infringement cases (such as wilful infringement for the purpose of manufacturing counterfeit goods), the usual civil...
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29th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): To help businesses cope with the disruption caused by Coronavirus, COVID-19, the Environment Agency (EA) has published a...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Burman of Schofield Sweeney 28th Nov
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TitleEnvironment Bill Key dateIntroduced to Parliament 30 January 2020SubjectEnvironmental principles, governance, regulation, air pollution, waste...
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28th Nov
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Section 33ZA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990) provides for a penalty notice to be issued and complied with instead of a conviction...
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 28th Nov
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It is assumed that the supermarket car park is open to the air or, if covered, is open to the air on at least one side.The lawSection 87 of the...
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 28th Nov
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Waste removal noticeUnder section 59ZB(2) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990), the Environment Agency (EA), Natural Resources Wales...
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28th 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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This Practice Note explains the powers available to deal with anti-social behaviour in an environmental context, in particular those introduced by the...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy Phillips and Charles Forrest of Francis Taylor Building 26th Nov
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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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25th Nov
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This Practice Note reviews the parts of the Sentencing Council’s offence-specific guidelines which are used by the magistrates’ courts and Crown...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Heller of Drystone Chambers 25th Nov
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This Practice Note reviews the parts of the Sentencing Council’s offence-specific guidelines which are used by the magistrates’ courts and Crown...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Heller of Drystone Chambers 25th Nov
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The Sentencing Council (SC) of England and Wales is empowered by section 120 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (CJA 2009) to develop and produce...
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