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The rules relating to the form of indictments and the procedure for their creation and adoption are contained in the following: •the Indictments Act...
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9th Nov
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OmissionA defendant must be shown to have had the relevant mental state of mind or intention at the time that the act comprising offence is committed....
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9th Nov
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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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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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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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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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Elements of the offence of perverting the course of justicePerverting the course of justice is a common law offence which can only be tried on...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 12th Jan
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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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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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Specific intent—definitionOffences requiring specific intent are of two kinds:•where the mental element of the offence requires a purposive intent...
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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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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 12th Jan
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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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Fraud by failure to disclose information while under a legal duty to do so An offence of fraud by failure to disclose is committed where a...
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9th Nov
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What is a disclosure order?A disclosure order is, in general terms, an order authorising a request for information with which the recipient is obliged...
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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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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 Jessica Parker of Corker Binning 11th Jan
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This Practice Note covers the offence of acquiring, using or possessing criminal property under section 329 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA...
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Produced in partnership with Jessica Parker of Corker Binning 11th Jan
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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 Michael Potts of Byrne and Partners LLP 11th Jan
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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 Rebecca Cooke of Shearman Bowen 11th Jan
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What is a disclosure order?A disclosure order is, in general terms, an order authorising a request for information with which the recipient is obliged...
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8th Jan
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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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8th Jan
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Customer information ordersA customer information order requires a financial institution to, on being required to do so by notice in writing given by...
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8th Jan
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The government has published a series Codes of Practice which provide guidance to investigators on the use of investigatory powers under the Proceeds...
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8th Jan
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SAR reform programmeIn late 2017, the National Crime Agency (NCA) and Home Office announced that they had established a joint suspicious activity...
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8th Jan
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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is not being maintained. It tracked the passage of the Bill through Parliament to its publication as an Act, and...
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8th Jan
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Understanding what may constitute criminal property is critical to understanding the principal money laundering offences under sections 327, 328 and...
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8th Jan
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Tipping off and prejudicing an investigationIt would undermine the benefit to the authorities if, a suspicious activity report (SAR) having been made,...
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8th Jan
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Account monitoring ordersAn account monitoring order allows an investigator to monitor the activity of a particular account held at a financial...
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8th Jan
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Investigatory orders available under POCA 2002, Pt 8The orders available under the Part 8 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA 2002) (investigative...
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8th Jan
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Privilege is a vital consideration when deciding whether to make a suspicious activity report (SAR) to the National Crime Agency (NCA) under the...
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8th Jan
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The Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (MLR 2019), SI 2019/1511 which implement the provisions of the Fifth Money...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Steel of Augury Consulting Limited 8th Jan
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This Practice Note outlines counter-terrorist financing provisions (CTF), including the offences and obligations contained in the Terrorism Act 2000...
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7th Jan
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Client due diligence (CDD) requirements underpin the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer)...
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7th Jan

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