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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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The offence of false imprisonmentFalse imprisonment is a common law offence but it is more common as a civil action in tort (see Practice Note: False...
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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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What is a boiler room fraud?Boiler rooms are the names ascribed to high pressure sales environments. The idea is that the sales environment creates...
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Lawful arrest—human rightsThe right to liberty is a fundamental principle of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998), which itself gives effect to the...
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Discretionary life sentencesA discretionary life sentence is a life sentence given to an offender in respect of an offence for which life imprisonment...
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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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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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How to identify hearsayThe definition of hearsay is contained in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003). It comprises of four essential...
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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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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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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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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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Exceptions under the CJA 2003The admission of hearsay evidence is regulated by the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003).See Practice Note:...
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The offence of misleading omissionsEngaging in a commercial practice that is a misleading omission is made an offence by the Consumer Protection from...
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Driving disqualification for any offenceWhere the Crown Court or a magistrates’ court convicts an offender of any offence it may, instead of or in...
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9th Apr
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Offences which require obligatory disqualificationOffences which carry obligatory disqualification are set out in Schedule 2, Parts I and II of the...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 9th Apr
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Discretionary power to disqualify from drivingThe principal statutes that govern discretionary disqualification are the Road Traffic Offenders Act...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel Taylor of Red Lion Chambers 9th Apr
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Police powers and preliminary testsUnder the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988) there are three types of preliminary tests.These are:•a breath test...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 9th Apr
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What are special reasons in driving sentencing?Special reasons are a category of mitigating arguments that can: •prevent a defendant from being...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Sorel-Cameron of Red Lion Chambers 9th Apr
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Section 26 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (RTOA 1988) provides the courts with the ability to order an interim disqualification order where,...
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Produced in partnership with Philip Rule 13th Feb

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