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The offence of false imprisonmentFalse imprisonment is a common law offence but it is more common as a civil action in tort (see Practice Note: False...
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9th Nov
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The offence of possession of a bladed articleThe offence of having a bladed article in a public place can be tried in either the magistrates' court or...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Offending behaviour programmesAn accreditation system for offending behaviour programmes (OBPs) was introduced by the prison service in 1996. OBPs are...
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Produced in partnership with Simon Creighton of Bhatt Murphy Solicitors 12th Jan
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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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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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When do local authorities investigate environmental offences?Environmental offences cover a broad range of crimes which affect the surroundings we...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Phillips of 6 Pump Court 12th Jan
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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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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note 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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Practice committeesWhere the Case Examiners (CEs) or the Investigating Committee (IC) have referred an allegation to a Practice Committee, the...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 26th Feb
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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 26th Feb
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Sanctions availableIf a Practice Committee determines that a registrant’s fitness to practise is currently impaired, it will then go on to consider...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 26th Feb
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Function of the Investigating CommitteeThe role of the Case Examiners (CEs) and, if the CEs cannot reach a unanimous decision, the Investigating...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 26th Feb
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Appealable registration decisionsThe Registration Appeals Committee (RAC) considers appeals from dental professionals in relation to appealable...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 26th Feb
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Powers of the Case Examiners and the Investigating CommitteeThe Case Examiners (CEs) may:•adjourn consideration of an allegation in order for further...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 26th Feb
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Fitness to practise processWhen a concern is raised in relation to a registrant, the General Dental Council (GDC) will consider whether it is the...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 26th Feb
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General Dental CouncilThe General Dental Council (GDC) is the statutory body that regulates dentists and dental care professionals in the UK, pursuant...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 26th Feb
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For general information on fitness to practice proceedings brought by the General Dental Council (GDC), see: General Dental Council—overview. A GDC...
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13th Feb

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