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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 insider dealing (encouraging offence)—a quick guideThis Practice Note is concerned with one of the three criminal offences created under...
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19th May
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Mandatory life sentencesThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales (Sentencing Code) that applies...
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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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Sentencing organisations for health and safety offencesThe Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA 1974) applies to employers and self employed...
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Produced in partnership with David Travers QC and Nicholas Ostrowski, Barrister of 6 Pump Court Chambers 19th May
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Privilege against self-incriminationBackgroundThe concept of privilege against self-incrimination, which is commonly referred to as one distinct...
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Produced in partnership with Aine Kervick and Will Hayes of Kingsley Napley LLP 19th May
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Police BailPolicing And Crime Act 2017 amendments to police bailSome of the most important changes brought about by the Policing and Crime Act 2017...
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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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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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TheftThe offence of theft and mode of trialTheft is an either way offence; it can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court. Note,...
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19th May
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Appeal by way of case statedA challenge to a decision of the lower courts can be brought in various ways, including by way of appeal, judicial review...
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19th May
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Sexual harm prevention ordersSTOP PRESS: All offenders convicted on or after 1 December 2020 must be sentenced under the provisions of the Sentencing...
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Produced in partnership with Monica Stevenson of 25 Bedford Row 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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Disclosure orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002What is a disclosure order?A disclosure order is, in general terms, an order authorising a...
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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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GMC—sanctionsObjectives and proportionalityThe main reason for imposing sanctions is to protect the public. This is the ‘overarching objective’ which...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers 30th Jul
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The GMC case examinersReferral to the GMC case examinersAt the conclusion of the initial investigation stage, if the Registrar of the General Medical...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants Inn Chambers 30th Jul
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Procedure at fitness to practise hearings before the Medical Practitioners TribunalProcedure before a Medical Practitioners TribunalThe role of the...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers 30th Jul
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The GMC Investigation CommitteeThe Investigation CommitteeThe Investigation Committee considers allegations referred to it by the Registrar of the...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants Inn Chambers 30th Jul
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The GMC interim orders tribunalInterim orders tribunalsAn interim orders tribunal (IOT), which was previously known as an Interim Orders Panel, is...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers 30th Jul
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GMC—main types of sanctionNo actionThe power to take no action following a finding of impairment survives the introduction of the latest edition of...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers 30th Jul
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Orders following determination on sanction by the Medical Practitioner Tribunal ServiceImmediate orders following determination on sanctionWhere a...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers 30th Jul
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GMC—investigationsInitial investigationThe General Medical Council (GMC) normally only investigates complaints that could require action to remove or...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants Inn Chambers 30th Jul
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The disciplinary and regulatory powers of the GMCThe role of the GMCThe General Medical Council (GMC) is the independent regulator for doctors in the...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers 30th Jul
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GMC review hearingsWhat is a review hearing?The rules relating to review hearings are contained in rules 18–22 of the General Medical Council (Fitness...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers 30th Jul
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Review, revocation and extension of interim ordersReview, revocation and extension of interim ordersAn interim order is an order made by the General...
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