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Procedure during a Crown Court trial—arraignment, trial requirements and evidenceCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted...
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Produced in partnership with Leon Kazakos QC of 2 Hare Court 19th May
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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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19th May
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Intimate searchesAuthorising and ordering intimate searchesAn intimate search is the physical examination of any of the suspect’s body orifices other...
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19th May
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Investigatory Powers TribunalFor information on the overarching regime for scrunity of the use of powers under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA...
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19th May
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Disclosure in the magistrates’ courtInitial details of the prosecution case (IDPC)The requirements for service and contents of the initial details of...
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Produced in partnership with David McNeill of 5 St Andrew's Hill and Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court 19th May
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The indictmentThe rules relating to the form of indictments and the procedure for their creation and adoption are contained in the following: •the...
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19th May
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Indecent images of childrenThe criminal offencesThe Protection of Children Act 1978 (PCA 1978), the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (CJA 1988) and the...
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19th May
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Applying for the return of seized cashApplication by the person from whom the cash was seizedWhen cash has been seized, an application can be made by...
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19th May
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Possession of controlled drugsElements of the offence of possession of controlled drugsIt is an offence for a person to have a controlled drug in...
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19th May
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Breach of a suspended sentenceThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales (Sentencing Code) that...
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19th May
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Intimate SamplesIntimate Samples from a detained suspectAn intimate sample is:•a sample of blood, semen or any other tissue fluid, urine or pubic...
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19th May
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European Investigation Orders (EIOs)—process [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not being maintained. Following the end...
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19th May
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Serious crime prevention ordersSTOP PRESS: All offenders convicted on or after 1 December 2020 must be sentenced under the provisions of the...
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19th May
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Abuse of process in criminal proceedingsThe procedure for making an application to stay proceedings due to abuse of process is governed by rule 3.28...
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19th May
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Mitigation in the sentencing of criminal offencesOnce a defendant has been convicted of a criminal offence by a criminal court in England and Wales,...
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19th May
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Is an arrest necessary?Lawful arrest—human rightsThe right to liberty is a fundamental principle of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998), which itself...
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19th May

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Produced in partnership with Hardwicke Chambers 31st Jul
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Supervision of offenders post sentenceSTOP PRESS: All offenders convicted on or after 1 December 2020 must be sentenced under the provisions of the...
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Young offenders and the criminal justice system [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. For information on...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy G Phillips of FTB Chambers and Charles Forrest of FTB Chambers 30th Jul
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Prosecution costsThe power to award prosecution costsThere are several ways in which a prosecutor may obtain an order covering their costs of bringing...
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Sentencing Council General Guideline—Overarching PrinciplesThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and...
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30th Jul
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Sentencing guidelines for sexual offencesThe Sentencing Council (SC) produces guidance on sentencing for courts in England and Wales in the form of...
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30th Jul
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Custodial sentences available for adult offendersThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales...
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30th Jul
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Sentencing guidelines for corporate offendersSentencing corporate offendersThe Sentencing Council (SC), whose role it is to issue sentencing...
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30th Jul
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ECHR, art 5(4)—rights and dutiesThe scope of article 5(4) Article 5(4) of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) provides that: 'Everyone who...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Sperling of SL5 Legal 30th Jul
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Produced in partnership with Monica Stevenson of 25 Bedford Row 30th Jul
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