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Money laundering offences—tipping off and prejudicing an investigationTipping off and prejudicing an investigationIt would undermine the benefit to...
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19th May
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RobberyRobberyRobbery is a theft offence, involving dishonesty but elevated also by the intention to use force.Robbery can only be tried in the Crown...
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19th May
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Entrapment 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...
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19th May
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Committal for sentenceSummary of magistrates’ powers to commitA magistrates' court does not have power to impose a sentence of imprisonment or...
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19th May
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Criminal act or omissionOmissionA defendant must be shown to have had the relevant mental state of mind or intention at the time that the act...
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19th May
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Breach of a community orderThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales (Sentencing Code) that...
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19th May
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Assault with intent to resist or prevent arrestThe offence of assault with intent to resist or prevent arrestAssault with intent to resist or prevent...
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19th May
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Criminal contempt of court—common law offenceIn summarising the law of contempt of court, the Court of Appeal has stated:‘The law of contempt exists...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Wayman of Pump Court Chambers 19th May
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Disclosure in the magistrates’ courtInitial details of the prosecution case (IDPC)The requirements for service and contents of the initial details of...
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Produced in partnership with David McNeill of 5 St Andrew's Hill and Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court 19th May
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Admissibility of defendant's bad character in criminal proceedingsWhat is bad character?The Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003) governs the...
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19th May
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Sexual offences prevention orders [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is not being maintained. Repeal and transitional provisionsSexual...
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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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Excluding evidence of bad characterExcluding evidence of the defendant's 'bad character' under CJA 2003, s 101(3)Where evidence of a defendant's bad...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court 19th May
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Application to dismissApplication to dismissUnder paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 3 to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (CDA 1998), the defendant may (after...
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19th May
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Mitigation in the sentencing of criminal offencesOnce a defendant has been convicted of a criminal offence by a criminal court in England and Wales,...
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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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GDC—Fitness to practice process—Case Examiners and Investigating CommitteeFitness to practise processWhen a concern is raised in relation to a...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 3rd Aug
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Can a third party resist a request for information made by General Dental Council investigators under section 33(B) of the Dentists Act 1984 and if...
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31st Jul
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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 30th Jul
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 30th Jul
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 30th Jul
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 30th Jul
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 30th Jul
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