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Possession with intent to supplyPossession with intent to supply a controlled drugIt is an offence for a person to have a controlled drug in his...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 19th May
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Absolute and conditional dischargeThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales (Sentencing Code) that...
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19th May
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AutomatismDefinition of automatismAn act is done in a state of automatism if it is done by the body without control by the mind, (eg it is a spasm or...
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19th May
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What happens when a client receives a custodial sentence?This Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales...
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Produced in partnership with Flora Page of 23 Essex Street 19th May
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Community order requirementsThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales (Sentencing Code) that...
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19th May
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Threats to killThe offence of threats to killThe offence of threats to kill is an offence which can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown...
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19th May
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Privilege against self-incriminationBackgroundThe concept of privilege against self-incrimination, which is commonly referred to as one distinct...
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Produced in partnership with Aine Kervick and Will Hayes of Kingsley Napley LLP 19th May
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Defence disclosure in criminal proceedings—defence statements and defence witness noticesThe Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (CPIA...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court and David McNeill of 5 St Andrew's Hill 19th May
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Indecent images of childrenThe criminal offencesThe Protection of Children Act 1978 (PCA 1978), the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (CJA 1988) and the...
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19th May
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Applying for the return of seized cashApplication by the person from whom the cash was seizedWhen cash has been seized, an application can be made by...
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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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Fraud by failure to disclose and abuse of positionFraud by failure to disclose information while under a legal duty to do so An offence of fraud by...
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19th May
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Controlling or coercive behaviour offencesWhat is domestic abuse?There is no statutory offence of domestic violence or domestic abuse, however, it...
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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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Witness intimidationIntimidation of witnesses and jurorsIntimidation of witnesses and/or jurors is an offence under section 51 of the Criminal Justice...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 19th May
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Extreme pornographyPossessing extreme pornographySimple possession of extreme pornography is an offence under section 63 of the Criminal Justice and...
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19th May

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In what circumstances can the lawful authority defence be used in a prosecution for possessing a bladed article?Section 139(4) of the Criminal Justice...
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16th Sep
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Scrap metal offencesPaying in cash for scrap metalThe Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 (SMDA 2013) was passed in an attempt to regulate the buying and...
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18th Aug
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Children and alcohol offences under the Licensing Act 2003The children and alcohol offencesThe Licensing Act 2003 (LA 2003) creates a wide range of...
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Smith of Poppleston Allen 18th Aug
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Is it an offence for an individual to accept a private hire taxi booking without a private hire operator’s license?A 'private hire vehicle' is defined...
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15th Aug
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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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11th Aug
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Possession of an offensive weaponThe offence of possession of an offensive weaponThe offence of having an offensive weapon in a public place can be...
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11th Aug
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Summary of offences under the Licensing Act 2003All of the offences under the Licensing Act 2003 (LA 2003) are summary-only offences, triable only in...
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Smith of Poppleston Allen 11th Aug
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What is the time limit to bring a prosecution in respect of non-compliance with an improvement notice under section 30 of the Housing Act 2004 and...
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