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Corporate Crime weekly highlights—9 August 2018

Corporate Crime weekly highlights—9 August 2018
Published on: 09 August 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Corporate Crime weekly highlights—9 August 2018
  • In this issue:
  • Keeping up to date
  • The Criminal Procedure (Amendment No 2) Rules 2018—what you need to know
  • Police and Crime Commissioners seek assurances of contingencies in case of no deal Brexit
  • Arrest and search
  • Challenging the validity of a PACE search warrant (R (Brook) v Preston Crown Court)
  • Sentence and prison law
  • UKSC finds ECRC disclosure of a rape acquittal is justified (R (AR) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police)
  • Crackdown on lenient sentencing saw 137 criminal sentences increased in 2017
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Corporate Crime highlights includes analysis of the UK Supreme Court’s (UKSC) decision in R (on the application of AR) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police regarding an enhanced criminal record certificate (ECRC) disclosing a rape acquittal and the key changes to the Criminal Procedure Rules brought about under the Criminal Procedure (Amendment No 2) Rules 2018, SI 2018/847. The High Court’s decision quashing search warrants on the basis that they were too broad and the Court of Appeal’s guidance on considering applications to set aside or vary warrants involving public interest immunity (PII) materials are also covered. Details of concerns raised about a no-deal Brexit by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) and new statistics showing that 137 successful unduly lenient sentence (ULS) referrals took place in 2017 are also provided. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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