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Facilitation payments under the Bribery Act 2010Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officialsFacilitation payments, also known as...
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Produced in partnership with Monica Stevenson of 25 Bedford Row 19th May
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Sentencing organisations for health and safety offencesThe Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA 1974) applies to employers and self employed...
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Produced in partnership with David Travers QC and Nicholas Ostrowski, Barrister of 6 Pump Court Chambers 19th May
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Dangerous drivingThe offence of dangerous drivingDangerous driving contrary to section 2 Road traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988) is an offence that can be...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 19th May
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Can a suspect be arrested for driving with no insurance or driving while disqualified?We assume this Q&A is referring to the offence of driving with...
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Under what circumstances can a section 172 Road Traffic Act 1988 notice be served? Can such a notice be served upon someone who is being investigated...
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1st Aug
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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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Can a youth receive a referral order for an offence of dangerous cycling in the magistrates’ court?Basis of a referral orderA court is able to make a...
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Offences relating to hackney carriages and private hire vehiclesSTOP PRESS: The Department for Transport has introduced new statutory standards for...
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Produced in partnership with Freddie Humphreys of Kings Chambers 31st Jul
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Failing to give information as to the identity of driverThe offence of failing to identify driverRegistered owners and drivers of vehicles are...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 30th Jul
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Careless drivingCareless or inconsiderate drivingIf a person drives a car carelessly on a road or public place, or without consideration for other...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 30th Jul
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Taking a conveyance without the owner's consent (TWOC)Taking a conveyance without authority offenceTaking a conveyance without authority is committed...
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Driving without insuranceThe offence of driving with no insuranceIt is an offence to use, or to cause or permit another to use, a motor vehicle under...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel David Taylor of Red Lion Chambers 30th Jul
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Driving whilst disqualified and obtaining a licence whilst disqualifiedThe offencesThe Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988) creates two...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 30th Jul
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Speeding offencesThe elements of the offence of speedingThe Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (RTRA 1984), s 89 creates the offence of exceeding a...
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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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Failing to stop or report an accidentDrivers are under a duty to stop at the scene of an accident, provide personal details and report an accident....
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 30th Jul
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Aggravated vehicle-takingThe offence of aggravated vehicle-takingA person is guilty of aggravated vehicle taking if:•they take a conveyance without...
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