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Possession with intent to supplyPossession with intent to supply a controlled drugIt is an offence for a person to have a controlled drug in his...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 19th May
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Absolute and conditional dischargeThis 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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AutomatismDefinition of automatismAn act is done in a state of automatism if it is done by the body without control by the mind, (eg it is a spasm or...
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19th May
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What happens when a client receives a custodial sentence?This Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England and Wales...
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Produced in partnership with Flora Page of 23 Essex Street 19th May
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Community order requirementsThis 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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Threats to killThe offence of threats to killThe offence of threats to kill is an offence which can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown...
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19th May
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Privilege against self-incriminationBackgroundThe concept of privilege against self-incrimination, which is commonly referred to as one distinct...
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Produced in partnership with Aine Kervick and Will Hayes of Kingsley Napley LLP 19th May
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Defence disclosure in criminal proceedings—defence statements and defence witness noticesThe Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (CPIA...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court and David McNeill of 5 St Andrew's Hill 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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False accounting and false statements under TA 1968False accountingA person who falsifies or conceals information required for an accounting purpose,...
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19th May
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Fraud by failure to disclose and abuse of positionFraud by failure to disclose information while under a legal duty to do so An offence of fraud by...
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19th May
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Controlling or coercive behaviour offencesWhat is domestic abuse?There is no statutory offence of domestic violence or domestic abuse, however, it...
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19th May
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NMC disciplinary processNursing and Midwifery CouncilThe Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the regulatory body for all nurses and midwives...
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 19th May
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Witness intimidationIntimidation of witnesses and jurorsIntimidation of witnesses and/or jurors is an offence under section 51 of the Criminal Justice...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 19th May
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Extreme pornographyPossessing extreme pornographySimple possession of extreme pornography is an offence under section 63 of the Criminal Justice and...
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19th May

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Directors' disqualification orders in the criminal courtsA disqualification order is made to protect the public from those who, for reasons of...
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11th Aug
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Anti-social behaviour—environmental breachesThis Practice Note explains the powers available to deal with anti-social behaviour in an environmental...
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Produced in partnership with Jeremy G Phillips of FTB Chambers and Charles Forrest of FTB Chambers 11th Aug
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Compensation orders in criminal casesThe procedural rules relating to the criminal courts’ powers to make compensation orders are contained in...
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11th Aug
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Rehabilitation of offenders after 10 March 2014 [Archived]Why were the rules on rehabilitation of offenders changed?The Rehabilitation of Offenders...
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11th Aug
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Financial reporting orders [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is for background information only and is not being maintained. No new...
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11th Aug
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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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11th Aug
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Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014 [Archived]Why was the Offender Rehabilitation Act introduced?The Ministry of Justice found that approximately 50,000...
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11th Aug
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If a person is committed for contempt of court and is sentenced to prison, will this appear on their criminal record?As was noted in Phonographic...
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Produced in partnership with David Gardner of No 5 Chambers 11th Aug
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Is there a publically searchable record of companies which have criminal records?Certain regulators maintain publically searchable databases of...
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How can a director be disqualified as a company director?STOP PRESS: In May 2021 the government announced that the Insolvency Service will be given...
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