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There is no defence of entrapment in English law but it is considered to be an abuse of the process of the court for state agents to lure a person...
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9th Nov
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The offence of aggravated vehicle-takingA person is guilty of aggravated vehicle taking if:•they take a conveyance without the owner's or other lawful...
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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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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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Competency—general ruleThe most common way for evidence to be adduced is through the testimony of a witness. A witness is said to be competent if they...
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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 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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This Practice Note provides a summary of key corporate manslaughter prosecutions and convictions under section 1 of the Corporate Manslaughter and...
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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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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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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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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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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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BREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the...
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23rd Dec
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What is a transaction/matter which favours anonymity?Transactions or matters which might favour anonymity include, for example:•those involving opaque...
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7th Dec
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If you are conducting work caught by the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (MLR...
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7th Dec
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The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (MLR 2017), SI 2017/692, as amended by the...
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7th Dec
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Client due diligence (CDD) and suspicious activity reporting are central pillars of the anti-money laundering (AML)/counter-terrorist financing...
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7th Dec
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Duty of confidentialityProtection of confidential information is fundamental to your relationship with clients, both as a matter of law and as a...
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7th Dec
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia; Denmark; France; Germany; Greece; Hong Kong; India; Italy;...
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7th Dec
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Obtaining a warrant under POCA 2002, s 352A search and seizure warrant authorises an appropriate person to enter and search the premises specified and...
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6th Dec
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This Q&A covers money laundering offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA 2002), statutory tax and duty evasion offences, and the common...
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6th Dec
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There is no general obligation placed on individuals or organisations to report crimes in England and Wales. An employer is subject to the same...
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6th Dec
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The principal UK requirements on anti-money laundering and know your customer checks—usually referred to as customer due diligence or CDD—at present...
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28th Nov
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This Practice Note introduces the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and its work in relation to setting standards and promoting adoption and use of...
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25th Nov
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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is being retained to assist those advising on investigations and prosecutions for offences under MLR 2007, SI...
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25th Nov
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The risk-based approach (RBA) is a core concept of the Fourth Money Laundering Directive—4MLD, and therefore of the Money Laundering, Terrorist...
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25th Nov

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