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The test for exclusion under PACE 1984, s 78An accused has no entitlement to have evidence excluded simply because it has been obtained unlawfully. To...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court 12th Jan
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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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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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What is the defence of insanity?Insanity is a common law defence to a criminal charge. A defence of insanity is available in both the magistrates'...
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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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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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The power of the court to order the forfeiture of property under the PCC(S)A 2000The Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 is the principal...
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How to identify hearsayThe definition of hearsay is contained in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003). It comprises of four essential...
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9th Nov
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What are hygiene improvement notices?Hygiene improvement notices are used by enforcement authorities such as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) or a...
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9th Nov
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A challenge to a decision of the lower courts can be brought in various ways, including by way of appeal, judicial review or an appeal by case stated....
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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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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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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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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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Taking a conveyance without authority offenceTaking a conveyance without authority is committed when a person:•takes a conveyance without the owner's...
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9th Nov
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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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