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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other...
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Produced in partnership with 25 Bedford Row 12th Jan
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The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the offences under section 1, 2 and 6 of the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010). It...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 12th Jan
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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 person...
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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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What is compensation?A compensation order is defined in the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (PCC(S)A 2000), to mean an order which...
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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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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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Produced in partnership with Leon Kazakos QC of 2 Hare Court 12th Jan
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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 offence of threats to killThe offence of threats to kill is an offence which can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court. The...
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9th Nov
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Any informal request or formal application for the return of property seized by an investigating authority during a criminal investigation will depend...
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9th Nov
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Offences relating to untrue declarations etcA person commits an offence under the section 167 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (CEMA...
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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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Fraud by failure to disclose information while under a legal duty to do so An offence of fraud by failure to disclose is committed where a...
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9th Nov
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The police have wide powers to take non-intimate samples from a person under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE 1984). Non-intimate...
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9th Nov
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Taking a conveyance without authority offenceTaking a conveyance without authority is committed when a person:•takes a conveyance without the owner's...
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9th Nov
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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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For information on the role, powers and procedures of the Fitness to Practise Committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), see Practice...
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Produced in partnership with Blake Morgan LLP 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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Interim measuresThe power to impose 'interim measures' arises under article 60 of the Pharmacy Order 2010, SI 2010/231 and applies where the Fitness...
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Produced in partnership with Blake Morgan LLP 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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak....
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24th Feb
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak....
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Produced in partnership with Richard Macrory of University College London 24th Feb
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak....
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24th Feb
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This Practice Note explains the process for appeals to the High Court from an order by a panel of one of the fitness to practice committees to the...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 14th 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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The solicitors’ profession is highly regulated. As well as the primary legal regulators, such as the Legal Services Board (LSB) and Solicitors...
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2nd Feb
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In...
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Produced in partnership with Jonas Milne & Sandesh Singh of 2 Bedford Row 22nd Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In...
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Produced in partnership with Jonas Milne & Sandesh Singh of 2 Bedford Row 22nd Jan
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FORTHCOMING CHANGE ALERT: The UK government has announced that the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) will be replaced with a new regulator called the...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Daniel of 2 Bedford Row 11th Jan
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The panel is invited to consider the indicative sanctions guidance in every case. As each case will be fact specific, the panel has the discretion to...
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 11th Jan
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Role of the Investigating CommitteeThe role of the Investigating Committee (IC) panel is to consider:•a fitness to practise (FTP) allegation, or•an...
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 11th Jan
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This Practice Note explains the sanctions that the Health and Social Work Professions Council (HCPC) fitness to practice committee panel can impose....
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 11th Jan
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What are NMC sanctions?Where a Practice Committee has concluded that a registrant's fitness to practise is impaired, the committee panel will proceed...
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 11th Jan

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