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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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If a client would like to voluntarily waive privilege in an investigation, what are the risks and how can they be mitigated?Ownership of...
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Edwards of Radcliffe Chambers and Daniel Gill of Clarke Willmott 17th Sep
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US government surveillance in the context of EU data protection lawIn Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems, Case...
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17th Sep
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Can mobile phone recordings constitute admissible evidence in legal proceedings and what issues should be considered?For the purposes of this Q&A we...
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17th Sep
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What are considered the leading cases on 'adequate alternative remedy' in judicial review proceedings?Judicial review is considered to be a remedy of...
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Produced in partnership with Jamas Hodivala of Matrix Chambers 17th Sep
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17th Sep
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16th Sep
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The police or regulator is conducting a search of my client’s premises but my team and I can’t attend because we are self-isolating. What can we...
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Produced in partnership with Jamas Hodivala of Matrix Chambers 16th Sep
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Why can production orders under PACE 1984 be made ex parte?We have assumed that this Q&A relates section 82 of the Deregulation Act 2015 (DA 2015)...
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16th Sep
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Can a local authority conduct an interview under caution with an individual suspected of a criminal offence?An interview under caution is the formal...
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16th Sep
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During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, can voluntary interviews under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 be conducted...
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16th Sep
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Can NHS trusts charge a fee to the police for providing them with copies of patient medical records?In answering this query, it has been assumed that...
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16th Sep
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Can a suspect be arrested for driving with no insurance or driving while disqualified?We assume this Q&A is referring to the offence of driving with...
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Can an interim driving disqualification order be imposed during an adjournment to determine special reasons in driving offence proceedings?Section 26...
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Produced in partnership with Philip Rule 16th Sep
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