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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 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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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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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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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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Discretionary life sentencesA discretionary life sentence is a life sentence given to an offender in respect of an offence for which life imprisonment...
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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 Kevin Henry of Optimum Advocates and Stephen O’Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers 12th Jan
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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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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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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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Searches of premises during criminal investigations may be conducted on the authority of a warrant issued by a court, or without warrant under a...
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9th Nov
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Offence of cheating the public revenueThe offence of cheating the public revenue is a common law offence triable only on indictment. This means that,...
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9th Nov
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Affray is an offence created by the Public Order Act 1986 (POA 1986). It can be tried in either the magistrates’ court or the Crown Court. The...
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9th Nov
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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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Exceptions under the CJA 2003The admission of hearsay evidence is regulated by the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003).See Practice Note:...
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9th Nov
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The ‘handling’ offenceHandling stolen goods is an offence that is triable either way.The elements of the offence are:•dishonestly receiving the goods,...
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9th Nov

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Paying in cash for scrap metalThe Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 (SMDA 2013) was passed in an attempt to regulate the buying and selling of scrap metal...
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20th 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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15th Apr
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All of the offences under the Licensing Act 2003 (LA 2003) are summary-only offences, triable only in the magistrates' court, which normally have to...
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Smith of Poppleston Allen 9th Apr
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The children and alcohol offencesThe Licensing Act 2003 (LA 2003) creates a wide range of offences involving children and alcohol. The most common...
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Smith of Poppleston Allen 9th Apr
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We have assumed that this relates to an offence under section 30(1) of the Housing Act 2004.Where an improvement notice served under Part 1 of the...
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6th Apr
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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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15th Mar
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The offence of possession of an offensive weaponThe offence of having an offensive weapon in a public place can be tried in either the magistrates'...
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11th Mar
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A 'private hire vehicle' is defined in section 80 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (LG(MP)A 1976) as 'a motor vehicle...
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7th Dec
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Section 139(4) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 provides a defence for the accused to prove that he had good reason or lawful authority for having the...
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