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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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What is a boiler room fraud?Boiler rooms are the names ascribed to high pressure sales environments. The idea is that the sales environment creates...
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9th Nov
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Possessing extreme pornographySimple possession of extreme pornography is an offence under section 63 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Checklist contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020) among other...
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9th Nov
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Serious crime prevention orders (SCPOs) were created by Part 1 of the Serious Crime Act 2007 (SCA 2007) and are civil orders used against those...
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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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Any informal request or formal application for the return of property seized by an investigating authority during a criminal investigation will depend...
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9th Nov
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Offences relating to untrue declarations etcA person commits an offence under the section 167 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (CEMA...
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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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Judicial independence is fundamental to the rule of law. The integrity of the criminal justice system depends on a fair and public hearing by an...
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9th Nov
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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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Intimate Samples from a detained suspectAn intimate sample is:•a sample of blood, semen or any other tissue fluid, urine or pubic hair•a dental...
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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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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 police have wide powers to take non-intimate samples from a person under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE 1984). Non-intimate...
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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In...
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Produced in partnership with Jonas Milne & Sandesh Singh of 2 Bedford Row 22nd Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In...
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Produced in partnership with Jonas Milne & Sandesh Singh of 2 Bedford Row 22nd Jan
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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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17th 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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15th Jan
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FORTHCOMING CHANGE ALERT: The UK government has announced that the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) will be replaced with a new regulator called the...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Daniel of 2 Bedford Row 11th Jan
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The Investigation CommitteeThe Investigation Committee considers allegations referred to it by the Registrar of the General Medical Council (GMC).Its...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants Inn Chambers 11th Jan
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The panel is invited to consider the indicative sanctions guidance in every case. As each case will be fact specific, the panel has the discretion to...
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 11th Jan
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Role of the Investigating CommitteeThe role of the Investigating Committee (IC) panel is to consider:•a fitness to practise (FTP) allegation, or•an...
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 11th Jan
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This Practice Note explains the sanctions that the Health and Social Work Professions Council (HCPC) fitness to practice committee panel can impose....
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 11th Jan
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What are NMC sanctions?Where a Practice Committee has concluded that a registrant's fitness to practise is impaired, the committee panel will proceed...
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 11th Jan
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This Practice Note explains the practise and procedure for obtaining interim orders during the fitness to practise process of the Health and Care...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 11th Jan
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Interim measuresThe power to impose 'interim measures' arises under article 60 of the Pharmacy Order 2010, SI 2010/231 and applies where the Fitness...
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Produced in partnership with Blake Morgan LLP 11th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak....
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 11th Jan
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Interim Orders CommitteeThe Interim Orders Committee (IOC) is a statutory committee of the Council, which may impose interim orders for suspension or...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley LLP 11th Jan
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Appeals to the High Court from decisions of the Fitness to Practise CommitteeThe following decisions of the Fitness to Practise Committee (FTPC) are...
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Produced in partnership with Jonas Milne & Sandesh Singh of 2 Bedford Row 11th Jan
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Initial consideration and referral of cases to a Fitness to Practise PanelA case does not need to be referred to a Fitness to Practise Panel just...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Pretty of Bar Standards Board 11th Jan
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What counts as mitigation and when can it be taken into accountMitigation evidence can include evidence about the circumstances leading up to the...
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Produced in partnership with Jonas Milne & Sandesh Singh of 2 Bedford Row 11th Jan
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Referral to the GMC case examinersAt the conclusion of the initial investigation stage, if the Registrar of the General Medical Council (GMC)...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants Inn Chambers 11th Jan
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This Practice Note explains general and pre-hearing matters to be considered before the final fitness to practice hearing before the Health and Care...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 11th Jan
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Standard Procedural Directions Table—General Optical Council (Fitness to Practise) Rules Order 2013, SI 2013/2537, Sch, para 29Direction...
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Produced in partnership with Jonas Milne & Sandesh Singh of 2 Bedford Row 11th Jan

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