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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other...
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Produced in partnership with 25 Bedford Row 12th Jan
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OmissionA defendant must be shown to have had the relevant mental state of mind or intention at the time that the act comprising offence is committed....
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note explains the main fitness to practise hearing before the Health and Care Professions Tribunal (HCPT). It deals with preparation for...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 12th Jan
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The offence of actual bodily harmThe offence of assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) can be tried in either the magistrates' court or the...
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9th Nov
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There is no defence of entrapment in English law but it is considered to be an abuse of the process of the court for state agents to lure a person...
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9th Nov
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What is compensation?A compensation order is defined in the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (PCC(S)A 2000), to mean an order which...
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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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This Practice Note provides a summary of key corporate manslaughter prosecutions and convictions under section 1 of the Corporate Manslaughter and...
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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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A civil recovery order (CRO) is an order available to recover the proceeds of crime through action in the High Court, rather than the criminal court,...
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9th Nov
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What is a disclosure order?A disclosure order is, in general terms, an order authorising a request for information with which the recipient is obliged...
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9th Nov
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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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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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Exceptions under the CJA 2003The admission of hearsay evidence is regulated by the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003).See Practice Note:...
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9th Nov
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The ‘handling’ offenceHandling stolen goods is an offence that is triable either way.The elements of the offence are:•dishonestly receiving the goods,...
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9th Nov

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Suspension (applicable to 'BSB authorised individuals' only)If the Fitness to Practise Panel (the Panel) determines that a period of suspension is...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Pretty of Bar Standards Board 9th Apr
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The sanctionIf the Disciplinary Tribunal finds any of the charges or applications proved against a respondent, it may then hear evidence of, among...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Pretty of Bar Standards Board 9th Apr
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Powers and functions of the CommissionerThe powers of the Commissioner (and Bar Standards Board (BSB) staff delegated by the Commissioner) are set out...
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9th Apr
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Service of charges and/or application and documents to be served on the defendantOnce the Commissioner or the Independent Decision-Making Body (IDB)...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Pretty of Bar Standards Board 9th Apr
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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 9th Apr
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Composition of interim, review or appeal panelsAn interim or review panel should consist of three members nominated by the President. The panel should...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Pretty of Bar Standards Board 9th Apr
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Fitness to Practise PanelAs soon as reasonably practicable after receipt of any report prepared by a Medical Examiner or, where no report has been...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Pretty of Bar Standards Board 9th Apr

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