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Legal Articles and Expert Perspectives

LEGAL ARTICLE

Informant Evidence: Tactics and Strategy

What is an informer? A pedestrian who calls 999 after witnessing a crime is an 'informant' in that he or she is informing the police about a crime. That person may become a witness and there might be factual disputes about what the informan...

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2 May 2012
4 min read

LEGAL ARTICLE

Secret Hearings

The Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 Act introduced the current two-stage approach for disclosure. First the prosecution provide primary prosecution disclosure of any material which might undermine the case for the prosecution...

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2 May 2012
5 min read

LEGAL ARTICLE

What's New for Prisoners?

In this article we hope to touch on some of the expected changes for the forthcoming year - we can't possibly hope to cover every topic or indeed any topic in depth - but this article should at least put you on notice of some of what may be...

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2 May 2012
7 min read

LEGAL ARTICLE

Freezing Your Assets

Techniques The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) is a complex piece of legislation and has been introduced gradually. The confiscation and restraint proceedings provisions were bought into force in March 2003. The authorities are now using ...

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2 May 2012
4 min read

LEGAL ARTICLE

Confiscation Orders

When facing a criminal trial it is all too easy to put all your energy into your defence. Some however will have one eye on the bigger picture. What happens to my assets if I do get convicted?

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2 May 2012
6 min read

LEGAL ARTICLE

Entrapment

Some readers of this article will know all about test-purchase operations where under-cover officers will ask suspected street dealers for drugs - the officers will of course be 'wired for sound'. Other readers may be painfully aware of so-...

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2 May 2012
6 min read

LEGAL ARTICLE

Informant Evidence

What is an informer?A pedestrian who calls 999 after witnessing a crime is an 'informant' in that he or she is informing the police about a crime. That person may become a witness and there might be factual disputes about what the informant...

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2 May 2012
6 min read