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Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officialsFacilitation payments, also known as facilitating or grease payments, are generally small...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 12th Jan
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Pre-sentence reportsA pre-sentence report (PSR) is a report usually prepared by the National Probation Service (NPS) with a view to assisting the...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In particular, the...
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9th Nov
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Procedure for either-way offences not sent forthwith to the Crown Court for trial: plea before venue and allocationWhere the court decides that a case...
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9th Nov
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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 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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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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BackgroundThe concept of privilege against self-incrimination, which is commonly referred to as one distinct protection, actually arises from a number...
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Produced in partnership with Aine Kervick and Will Hayes of Kingsley Napley LLP 12th Jan
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Lawful arrest—human rightsThe right to liberty is a fundamental principle of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998), which itself gives effect to 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 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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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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Forthcoming Change: The Attorney General’s Guidelines on Disclosure and the CPIA Code of Practice have been updated and reissued but are not yet in...
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Produced in partnership with David McNeill of 5 St Andrew's Hill 12th Jan
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The offence of misleading omissionsEngaging in a commercial practice that is a misleading omission is made an offence by the Consumer Protection from...
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9th Nov
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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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Produced in partnership with Kathryn Hughes of QEB Hollis Whiteman 12th Jan

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DisclaimerThis Q&A is based on the draft Criminal Finances Bill (CFB) 2017 as at 23 April 2017, at which point it had not received Royal Assent. For...
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Produced in partnership with James Brockhurst of Forsters LLP 21st Jan
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As a starting point, appeals from the magistrates’ court to the Crown Court are normally only available in criminal cases. This follows from section...
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 21st Jan
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Produced in partnership with Chris Snell of No5 Chambers 8th Jan
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