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Technically, police officers are not employees, but office-holders. However, under section 88 of the Police Act 1996 (PA 1996), the Chief Constable of the relevant police force (or the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis in London) will be vicariously liable for ‘any unlawful conduct of constables under his direction and control in the performance or purported performance of their functions’ in the same manner as an employer.
As a public authority, the courts have attempted to limit the possible liability of public authorities in negligence on public policy grounds and the rights of the claimant have often been weighed up against the public interest as a whole. In certain cases, the court will assess the facts of each case and attempt to balance the social needs of the public authority to carry out its role effectively as against the injured claimant's needs for compensation.
When a member of the public is injured as a result of the acts/omissions of the police in the performance of their public duties, the key questi
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Community order requirementsCommunity order requirements are set out in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003), as amended by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO 2012) and the Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014 (ORA 2014). Criminal Justice Act 2003, s 152(2)
The principles of the notarial act are that it is:•an act of the notary and not of the parties named in the document•a record of a fact, event or transaction•in the form of a document, notwithstanding the form of the underlying document, fact, event or transactionThe purpose of the notarial act is
The roles of nominated officer and money laundering reporting officerA nominated officer is an individual who is nominated by a firm to receive disclosures under Part 7 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA 2002) or Part III of the Terrorism Act 2000 (TA 2000)—see Requirement to appoint a
This Practice Note identifies the main torts (bar negligence and nuisance, which are covered elsewhere in our related content) and their key characteristics. Specifically:•trespass to land•trespass to the person•privacy/defamation•liability for animals•employers' liability•product
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