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Entrapment There is no defence of entrapment in English law but it is considered to be an abuse of the process of the court for state agents to lure a...
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19th May
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Specific and basic intentSpecific intent—definitionOffences requiring specific intent are of two kinds:•where the mental element of the offence...
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19th May
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Breach of a community orderThis 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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The FCA and financial crimeThe Financial Services Act 2012 (FSA 2012) significantly altered the regulatory landscape for financial services in the UK...
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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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Assault on a police constable (assault PC)The offence of assault PC or assault on a person assisting a constableAssault on a constable (assault PC) or...
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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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TheftThe offence of theft and mode of trialTheft is an either way offence; it can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court. Note,...
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19th May
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Driving offences and police powersPolice powers and preliminary testsUnder the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988) there are three types of preliminary...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 19th May
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Reporting restrictions in criminal casesGuide for the judiciary and the media on reporting restrictionsThe fourth edition of the guide for judges and...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 19th May
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Excluding evidence of bad characterExcluding evidence of the defendant's 'bad character' under CJA 2003, s 101(3)Where evidence of a defendant's bad...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Thomas of 2 Hare Court 19th May
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Appeal by way of case statedA challenge to a decision of the lower courts can be brought in various ways, including by way of appeal, judicial review...
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19th May
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Procedure for making bail applications and appealsCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic....
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19th May
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Disclosure of evidence in Scottish criminal proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Scottish criminal procedure has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic....
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Henry of Optimum Advocates and Stephen O’Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers 19th May
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Forfeiture of property following convictionThe power of the court to order the forfeiture of property under the Sentencing Act 2020The Sentencing Act...
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19th May
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Solemn procedure in Scottish criminal proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Scottish criminal procedure has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic....
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Produced in partnership with Craig Findlater of Black Chambers and Stephen O'Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers 19th May

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Sentencing criminal offences—sentencing guidelines and resourcesThis Practice Note reflects the procedural code for sentencing offenders in England...
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Written basis of plea and Newton hearingsWhen defendants are guilty, they have a choice to plead guilty or to put the prosecution to proof. When they...
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