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Procedure for either-way offences not sent forthwith to the Crown Court for trial: plea before venue and allocationWhere the court decides that a case...
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9th Nov
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What is an absolute discharge?An absolute discharge is the most lenient sentence available to the court and is imposed where the court is satisfied...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note explains the main fitness to practise hearing before the Health and Care Professions Tribunal (HCPT). It deals with preparation for...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 12th Jan
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Possession with intent to supply a controlled drugIt is an offence for a person to have a controlled drug in his possession, whether lawfully or not,...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 12th Jan
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Bench warrantsThe Bail Act 1976 (BA 1976) provides that if a defendant fails to appear at court to answer bail, the court may issue a warrant for...
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9th Nov
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Serious crime prevention orders (SCPOs) were created by Part 1 of the Serious Crime Act 2007 (SCA 2007) and are civil orders used against those...
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9th Nov
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Elements of the offence of perverting the course of justicePerverting the course of justice is a common law offence which can only be tried on...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 12th Jan
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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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Specific intent—definitionOffences requiring specific intent are of two kinds:•where the mental element of the offence requires a purposive intent...
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9th Nov
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The power of the court to order the forfeiture of property under the PCC(S)A 2000The Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 is the principal...
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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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A civil recovery order (CRO) is an order available to recover the proceeds of crime through action in the High Court, rather than the criminal court,...
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9th Nov
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Offence of cheating the public revenueThe offence of cheating the public revenue is a common law offence triable only on indictment. This means that,...
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9th Nov
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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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In summarising the law of contempt of court, the Court of Appeal has stated:‘The law of contempt exists to protect the course of proceedings from...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Wayman of Pump Court Chambers 12th Jan
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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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This Practice Note explains the investigation process before a case is referred to a Fitness to Practice hearing. It deals with how a case can be...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 8th Jan
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This Practice Note explains Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) postponement and adjournment of proceedings and proceeding in the absence of a...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 8th Jan
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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 John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 8th Jan
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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 John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 8th Jan
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Gambling Commission investigationsThe Gambling Commission regulates the commercial gambling industry in Great Britain.The Commission has published a...
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Produced in partnership with David Lucas FBII, MIoL of Lucas Licensing Limited 8th Jan
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The role of the GMCThe General Medical Council (GMC) is the independent regulator for doctors in the UK.The legal basis of the GMC's power derives...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers 8th Jan
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Procedure before a Medical Practitioners TribunalThe role of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal (MPT) (formerly known as the Fitness to Practise...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers 8th Jan
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Objectives and proportionalityThe main reason for imposing sanctions is to protect the public. This is the ‘overarching objective’ which now has...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers 8th Jan
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Composition of interim, review or appeal panelsAn interim or review panel should consist of three members nominated by the President. The panel should...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Pretty of Bar Standards Board 8th 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 8th 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 8th Jan
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Fitness to Practise PanelAs soon as reasonably practicable after receipt of any report prepared by a Medical Examiner or, where no report has been...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Pretty of Bar Standards Board 8th 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 8th Jan
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Service of charges and/or application and documents to be served on the defendantOnce the Commissioner or the Independent Decision-Making Body (IDB)...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Pretty of Bar Standards Board 8th Jan
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Review, revocation and extension of interim ordersAn interim order is an order made by the General Medical Council (GMC) interim orders tribunal...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers 8th Jan
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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 LLP 8th Jan
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The sanctionIf the Disciplinary Tribunal finds any of the charges or applications proved against a respondent, it may then hear evidence of, among...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Pretty of Bar Standards Board 8th Jan
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Appealing a decision of the Gambling CommissionAppeals against Gambling Commission decisions are made to the First-tier Tribunal (Gambling) (the...
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Produced in partnership with David Lucas FBII, MIoL of Lucas Licensing Limited 8th Jan
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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 LLP 8th Jan
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Suspension (applicable to 'BSB authorised individuals' only)If the Fitness to Practise Panel (the Panel) determines that a period of suspension is...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Pretty of Bar Standards Board 8th Jan

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