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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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The introduction of trial by a single justice was a response to a belief, on the part of the government, that the use of two or three justices to deal...
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Produced in partnership with Quinton Newcomb of Fulcrum Chambers 12th Jan
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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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Possession with intent to supply a controlled drugIt is an offence for a person to have a controlled drug in his possession, whether lawfully or not,...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 12th Jan
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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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This Practice Note deals with what is meant by corporate liability in relation to criminal law. It covers establishing corporate liability, the...
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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 12th Jan
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Offences relating to untrue declarations etcA person commits an offence under the section 167 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (CEMA...
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9th Nov
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A civil recovery order (CRO) is an order available to recover the proceeds of crime through action in the High Court, rather than the criminal court,...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note explains the right of defendants who have been convicted in criminal proceedings to appeal against their convictions in the...
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Produced in partnership with Doughty Street Chambers 12th Jan
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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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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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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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Rendering food injurious to healthEvery London borough council, district council or non-metropolitan county council is the 'food authority' for the...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Heller and Hannah Edwards of Drystone Chambers 20th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the law and practice applicable to food advertising to consumers, including:•Regulatory regime overview•General...
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19th Apr
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AdvertisingIn relation to the sale of perishable goods to the end consumer, see Practice Notes:•Food advertising: this Practice Note considers the law...
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16th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with Tom Fox of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer 9th Apr
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Impact of Brexit on food labelling lawAs of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK ceased to be an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the...
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Produced in partnership with Giles Bedloe, Barrister, of 9 Gough Chambers and Dominic Watkins of DWF LLP 9th Apr
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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 9th Apr
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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 9th Apr
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A local authority may use a variety of means to ensure businesses meet their responsibilities under the Food Safety Act 1990 (FSA 1990) and Codes of...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Heller and Hannah Edwards of Drystone Chambers 30th Mar
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What are the Food Safety Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013?The Food Safety Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 (FSH(E)R 2013), SI 2013/2996 revoked...
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26th Mar
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What are the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 The Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 (FSH(E)R 2013), SI 2013/2996...
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26th Mar
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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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Produced in partnership with Richard Heller and Hannah Edwards of Drystone Chambers 26th Mar
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What is a remedial action notice?A remedial action notice is used by enforcement authorities such as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) or a local...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Heller and Hannah Edwards of Drystone Chambers 26th Mar
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Enforcement under the Food Safety ActAn authorised officer of an enforcement authority has a right, at a reasonable hour, to enter any premises within...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Heller and Hannah Edwards of Drystone Chambers 25th Mar
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Who enforces the food safety and hygiene regulations?Under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 (FSH(E)R 2013), SI 2013/2996, the...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Heller and Hannah Edwards of Drystone Chambers 25th Mar
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The offence of contravening or failing to comply with the food hygiene requirements—Regulation 19(1)By Regulation 19(1) of the Food Safety and Hygiene...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Heller and Hannah Edwards of Drystone Chambers 25th Mar
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak....
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19th Mar
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We have assumed that this question relates to an offence of failure to comply with a hygiene improvement notice issued under the Food Safety and...
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6th Dec
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We assume you are referring to investigations for breaches of the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 (FSH(E)R 2013), SI 2013/2996. In...
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6th Dec

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