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Self defenceSelf defenceSelf defence is an absolute defence based on the evidence which can apply in crimes committed by force. Section 76 of the...
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19th May
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Strict liabilityStrict liabilityWhen an offence does not require proof of a mental element it is an offence of strict liability. There are some common...
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19th May
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Breach of bankruptcy restriction orderBankruptcy restrictionsFollowing an order for bankruptcy, the bankrupt person is prohibited form a number...
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19th May
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The FCA and financial crimeThe Financial Services Act 2012 (FSA 2012) significantly altered the regulatory landscape for financial services in the UK...
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19th May
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Proxy purchasing of tobacco and nicotine productsIn England and Wales it is an offence for an adult to buy or attempt to buy tobacco or tobacco...
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19th May
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Aggravated vehicle-takingThe offence of aggravated vehicle-takingA person is guilty of aggravated vehicle taking if:•they take a conveyance without...
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19th May
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Possession of an offensive weaponThe offence of possession of an offensive weaponThe offence of having an offensive weapon in a public place can be...
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19th May
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Active bribery, passive bribery and bribing foreign public officialsThe purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 19th May
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Possession of indecent photographs of a child and prohibited images of childrenOffence of possession of an indecent photograph of a childIt is an...
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Produced in partnership with Doughty Street Chambers 19th May
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Statutory contempt of courtThe Contempt of Court Act 1981The Contempt of Court Act 1981 (CCA 1981) provides for strict liability contempt or indirect...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Wayman of Pump Court Chambers 19th May
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Hygiene improvement notices under reg 6 of the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013What are hygiene improvement notices?Hygiene...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Heller and Hannah Edwards of Drystone Chambers 19th May
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Possession of controlled drugsElements of the offence of possession of controlled drugsIt is an offence for a person to have a controlled drug in...
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19th May
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Food hygiene remedial action and detention noticesWhat is a remedial action notice?A remedial action notice is used by enforcement authorities such as...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Heller and Hannah Edwards of Drystone Chambers 19th May
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Dangerous drivingThe offence of dangerous drivingDangerous driving contrary to section 2 Road traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988) is an offence that can be...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 19th May
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Challenging visual identification evidenceBreach of PACE Codes of PracticeThe arrangement and conduct of identification procedures are governed by the...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court 19th 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 30th Jul
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Produced in partnership with Paul Pretty of Bar Standards Board 30th Jul
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Produced in partnership with Paul Pretty of Bar Standards Board 30th Jul
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BSB Disciplinary TribunalsService of charges and/or application and documents to be served on the defendantOnce the Commissioner or the Independent...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Pretty of Bar Standards Board 30th Jul

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