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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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The introduction of trial by a single justice was a response to a belief, on the part of the government, that the use of two or three justices to deal...
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Produced in partnership with Quinton Newcomb of Fulcrum Chambers 12th Jan
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BackgroundThe concept of privilege against self-incrimination, which is commonly referred to as one distinct protection, actually arises from a number...
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Produced in partnership with Aine Kervick and Will Hayes of Kingsley Napley LLP 12th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Checklist contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020) among other...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note deals with what is meant by corporate liability in relation to criminal law. It covers establishing corporate liability, the...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Henry of Optimum Advocates and Stephen O’Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers 12th Jan
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What is the defence of insanity?Insanity is a common law defence to a criminal charge. A defence of insanity is available in both the magistrates'...
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9th Nov
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What is a remedial action notice?A remedial action notice is used by enforcement authorities such as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) or a local...
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9th Nov
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Voluntary bill of indictmentAn indictment may, exceptionally, be preferred (ie served on a Crown Court) by the direction or with the consent of a High...
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9th Nov
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Changes under CFA 2017The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA 2017) received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and made various changes to Part 5 of the...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Checklist contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020) among other...
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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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What is a disclosure order?A disclosure order is, in general terms, an order authorising a request for information with which the recipient is obliged...
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9th Nov
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Forthcoming Change: The Attorney General’s Guidelines on Disclosure and the CPIA Code of Practice have been updated and reissued but are not yet in...
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Produced in partnership with David McNeill of 5 St Andrew's Hill 12th Jan
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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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STOP PRESS: The Department for Transport has introduced new statutory standards for taxi and private hire vehicles (PHV) across England and Wales to...
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Produced in partnership with Freddie Humphreys of Kings Chambers 9th Apr
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The offence of aggravated vehicle-takingA person is guilty of aggravated vehicle taking if:•they take a conveyance without the owner's or other lawful...
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9th Apr
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If a person drives or is in charge of a motor vehicle with a concentration of a specified controlled drug in their body which is above the legal...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Stephenson of 2 Hare Court 9th Apr
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The offence of driving with no insuranceIt is an offence to use, or to cause or permit another to use, a motor vehicle under the Road Traffic Act 1988...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel Taylor of Red Lion Chambers 9th Apr
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Duress by threatsDuress by threats provides a complete defence to a charge of any offence other than murder, attempted murder and potentially treason....
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9th Apr
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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 Apr
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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 Vikki Woodfine of DWF LLP 30th Mar
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The offence of failing to identify driverRegistered owners and drivers of vehicles are required, under certain circumstances, to provide information...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 5th Mar
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The elements of the offence of speedingThe Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (RTRA 1984), s 89 creates the offence of exceeding a speed limit.The...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 5th Mar
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Careless or inconsiderate drivingIf a person drives a car carelessly on a road or public place, or without consideration for other users of the road...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 5th Mar
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The offencesThe Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988) creates two offences:•obtaining a driving licence whilst disqualified, and•driving a motor vehicle on...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 5th Mar
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Drivers are under a duty to stop at the scene of an accident, provide personal details and report an accident. These duties are governed by the Road...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 5th Mar
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Basis of a referral orderA court is able to make a referral order under section 16 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (PCC(S)A...
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5th Mar
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In England, Wales and Scotland, operator licences are issued by Traffic Commissioners. Traffic Commissioners are responsible for the licensing and...
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Produced in partnership with Vikki Woodfine of DWF LLP 23rd Feb
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The duty to give information as to the identity of a driver in certain circumstances arises in relation to:•any offence created by sections 1–171 of...
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13th Feb
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We refer you to Practice Note: Commencing criminal proceedings—applying for the issue of a summons under the heading Time limits for summary only...
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6th Dec
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We assume this Q&A is referring to the offence of driving with no insurance contrary to section 143 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988) and...
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6th Dec

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