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Specific and basic intentSpecific intent—definitionOffences requiring specific intent are of two kinds:•where the mental element of the offence...
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19th May
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GOC—interim ordersInterim ordersThe GOC’s Fitness to Practise Committee (FTPC) may impose an interim order in respect of a registrant if it is...
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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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Intimate searchesAuthorising and ordering intimate searchesAn intimate search is the physical examination of any of the suspect’s body orifices other...
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19th May
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Investigatory Powers TribunalFor information on the overarching regime for scrunity of the use of powers under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA...
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19th May
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Sexual risk ordersSTOP PRESS: All offenders convicted on or after 1 December 2020 must be sentenced under the provisions of the Sentencing Code,...
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Produced in partnership with Monica Stevenson of 25 Bedford Row 19th May
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Cash seizure and detentionChanges under CFA 2017The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA 2017) received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and made various...
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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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Extreme pornographyPossessing extreme pornographySimple possession of extreme pornography is an offence under section 63 of the Criminal Justice and...
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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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What is the time limit for bringing a prosecution for a summary only offence?We refer you to Practice Note: Commencing criminal proceedings—applying...
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19th May
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Discretionary life sentencesThis 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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Intimate SamplesIntimate Samples from a detained suspectAn intimate sample is:•a sample of blood, semen or any other tissue fluid, urine or pubic...
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19th May
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Reporting restrictions in criminal casesGuide for the judiciary and the media on reporting restrictionsThe fourth edition of the guide for judges and...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 19th May
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Duress and necessityDuress by threatsDuress by threats provides a complete defence to a charge of any offence other than murder, attempted murder and...
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19th May
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Trials under the Scottish solemn procedureCoronavirus (COVID-19): Scottish criminal procedure has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic....
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Produced in partnership with Craig Findlater of Black Chambers and Stephen O'Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers 19th May

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GPhC—Appeals CommitteeCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the government’s response to the...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Corrie of Blake Morgan LLP 5th Jun
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GPhC—Decisions of the Fitness to Practise CommitteeFor information on the role, powers and procedures of the Fitness to Practise Committee of the...
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5th Jun
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GPhC—Interim measures, reviewing conditions and suspensionInterim measuresThe power to impose 'interim measures' arises under article 60 of the...
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5th Jun
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GPhC—Fitness to Practise CommitteeCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the government’s response to...
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5th Jun
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GPhC—Investigating Committee (IC)The role of the ICThe Investigating Committee (IC) is a screening committee; it meets in private and its discussions...
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Produced in partnership with Keziah Pearson of Capsticks Solicitors LLP 5th Jun
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GPhC—SanctionsGPhC Fitness to Practise Committee—Indicative Sanctions GuidanceThe Fitness to Practice Committee (FtPC) is required under r 5(d) of the...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Corrie of Blake Morgan LLP 5th Jun

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