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Sentences for fraud by false representationA person convicted of fraud by false representation in the Crown Court on indictment faces a maximum...
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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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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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Changes under CFA 2017The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA 2017) received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and made various changes to Part 5 of the...
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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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The offence of threats to killThe offence of threats to kill is an offence which can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court. The...
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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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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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9th Nov
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Discretionary life sentencesA discretionary life sentence is a life sentence given to an offender in respect of an offence for which life imprisonment...
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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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Production ordersThe purpose of a production order is to obtain material relating to a known person or business, such as bank statements and...
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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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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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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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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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Tipping off and prejudicing an investigationIt would undermine the benefit to the authorities if, a suspicious activity report (SAR) having been made,...
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9th Nov

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The Gambling Commission—compliance and enforcement powersGambling Commission investigationsThe Gambling Commission regulates the commercial gambling...
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Produced in partnership with David Lucas FBII, MIoL of Lucas Licensing Limited 16th May
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Appeals to the First-tier Tribunal (Gambling)Appealing a decision of the Gambling CommissionAppeals against Gambling Commission decisions are made to...
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Produced in partnership with David Lucas FBII, MIoL of Lucas Licensing Limited 16th May
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Social Work England—fitness to practise proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): There are currently temporary amendments to the Fitness to Practise Rules...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Shehadeh of 2 Bedford Row Chambers 16th May
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Making a reference to the Upper Tribunal following an FCA decisionLexis®PSL Financial Services FCA/PRA Enforcement Database: This incorporates...
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15th May
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FCA—Regulatory Decisions CommitteeBREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation...
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15th May
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Relationship between legal regulatorsThere are six main regulatory bodies concerned specifically with the regulation of solicitors’ practices. These...
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15th May
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Other regulatory bodies—regulation of solicitorsThe solicitors’ profession is highly regulated. As well as the primary legal regulators, such as the...
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15th May
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Bar Standards Board—Full Hearing of the Fitness to Practise PanelFitness to Practise PanelAs soon as reasonably practicable after receipt of any...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Pretty of Bar Standards Board 15th May
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GDC—Interim Orders CommitteeInterim Orders CommitteeThe Interim Orders Committee (IOC) is a statutory committee of the Council, which may impose...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 15th May
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GDC—Registration Appeals CommitteeAppealable registration decisionsThe Registration Appeals Committee (RAC) considers appeals from dental...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 15th May
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GPhC—Fitness to Practise CommitteeCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the government’s response to...
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Produced in partnership with Blake Morgan LLP 15th May
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The Regulators' CodeWhat is the Regulators' Code and who does it apply to?The Regulators' Code is issued by the Secretary of State under section 22 of...
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15th May
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GDC—powers of the Case Examiners and the Investigating CommitteePowers of the Case Examiners and the Investigating CommitteeThe Case Examiners (CEs)...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 15th May
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BSB Fitness to practise—suspension, reviews and appealing a decisionSuspension (applicable to 'BSB authorised individuals' only)If the Fitness to...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Pretty of Bar Standards Board 15th May
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HCPC—Postponement and adjournment of proceedings and proceeding in the absence of a registrantThis Practice Note explains Health and Care Professions...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 15th May
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FRC—Accountancy Scheme—factors considered when determining sanctionForthcoming Change Alert: The UK government has announced that the Financial...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Daniel of 2 Bedford Row 15th May
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FRC—The Accountancy Scheme—decision to investigate FORTHCOMING CHANGE ALERT: The UK government has announced that the Financial Reporting Council...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Daniel of 2 Bedford Row 15th May
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NMC—The SanctionsThe panel is invited to consider the indicative sanctions guidance in every case. As each case will be fact specific, the panel has...
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 15th May
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GDC—disciplinary processGeneral Dental CouncilThe General Dental Council (GDC) is the statutory body that regulates dentists and dental care...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 15th May
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HCPC—Main hearing of the Health and Care Professions TribunalCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 15th May

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