The following Corporate Crime practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for corporate crime?
Hygiene improvement notices are used by enforcement authorities such as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) or a local authority, to enforce the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 (FSH(E)R 2013), SI 2013/2996.
The effect of such a notice is to require a 'food business operator' to take measures which are necessary to secure compliance with FSH(E)R 2013. See Applying the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013.
Hygiene improvement notices should be distinguished from improvement notices issued under the Food Safety Act 1990 (FSA 1990). Improvement notices issued under FSA 1990 are used to enforce the regulations made under Part II of FSA 1990.
Failure to comply with a hygiene improvement notice issued under FSH(E)R 2013 is a criminal offence.
Guidance on using hygiene improvement notices is provided by the:
Food Law Practice Guidance (England) issued by the FSA,
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Tipping off and prejudicing an investigationIt would undermine the benefit to the authorities if, a suspicious activity report (SAR) having been made, the alleged offender were to be made aware of the interest in their activities so that they could take steps to cover up their misdeeds or disappear.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and procedure in the civil courts that have been introduced as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For guidance, see Practice Note: Coronavirus
Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been introduced, which affect the following:•proceedings for possession•forfeiture of business leases on the grounds of non-payment of rent•a landlord's right to
An intention to create legal relations is requiredThere are various situations in which a court will hold that an agreement is not binding because, though supported by consideration, it was made without any intention of creating legal relations (see, eg, Blue v Ashley).Did the parties intend to
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