The following Corporate Crime practice note Produced in partnership with Fiona Canby of Temple Garden Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Coroners are independent judicial officers. Coroners must now be lawyers, although previously medical doctors were appointed and some remain in post. Since 2013 coroners are:
the Chief Coroner
The position of the Chief Coroner was introduced by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (CJA 2009). Its responsibilities include:
directing investigations to be undertaken
overseeing the transfer of cases between coroners
keeping a register of investigations lasting more than year
the monitoring of and training for investigations into deaths of service personnel
reporting to the Lord Chancellor
conducting an investigation themselves
providing guidance to coroners
The Chief Coroner’s guidance notes and law sheets are available publicly and practitioners will find it helpful to keep up to date with the guidance given.
Each area has a senior coroner (no longer HM coroner of a district). An area means the area of a local authority or the combined areas of two or more local authorities. Functions of the senior coroner can be performed by area and assistant coroners when the senior coroner is absent or unavailable or with the senior coroner’s consent. Reference in a statutory provision to a senior coroner is to be read as including an area coroner or assistant coroner.
An area coroner (a new role introduced by the CJA 2009) can be a full or part time
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Fraud by false representationFraud by false representation applies to a broader range of conduct than the offences under the preceding legislation (the Theft Act 1968 (TA 1968)). No gain or loss need actually be made, and no deception need operate on the mind of the deceived for the Fraud Act 2006
This Practice Note provides guidance on the SRA Codes of Conduct, contained in the SRA Standards and Regulations, in force from 25 November 2019. The SRA Standards and Regulations include two Codes of Conduct—a Code forSolicitors, RELs and RFLs and a Code for Firms. The Standards and Regulations
The offence of aggravated vehicle-takingA person is guilty of aggravated vehicle taking if:•they take a conveyance without the owner's or other lawful authority's consent for their own or another's use, or•knowing that any conveyance has been taken without such authority, drive it or allow
IntroductionA defendant may decide to make a submission of no case to answer after the claimant has indicated that it has closed its case and before the defendant calls any evidence. It is only done where the defendant is extremely confident that the claimant has not presented the court with
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