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Minimising risk
Oliver Williamson highlights the guidance given in recent cases on jurisdiction and disclosure obligations for search warrants that has important practical implications.
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Immunity from challenge?
John de Bono QC and Debra Powell examine the implications for police forces in the operation of service confidence policies following a recent judgment in the case of Woods and Gorton v Chief Constable of Merseyside Police.

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Setting aside search warrants
Nick Peel examines the recent case of R (on the application of Mills) v Sussex Police and another, Administrative Court (Elias LJ, Ouseley J), in which a manifest failure to provide full and frank information on an application for a search and seizure warrant led the Administrative Court to set aside the warrant. The court gave useful practical guidance on the relevant legal principles operating in this area.
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Murder abroad
Edward Pleeth examines what powers exist for the English authorities to prosecute a murder committed overseas by a British citizen and whether any such powers extend to foreign accomplices in that murder.
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Re-writing arrest principles?
Amy Caves examines the implications of a Court of Appeal judgment in the case of the Commissioner of the Metropolis v Angel CopelaOn July 22, 2014, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in respect of the appeal in the Commissioner of the Metropolis v Angel Copelandnd.
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Can I come in?
George Thomas and Aaron Rathmell examine the key issues of corporate and individual risk surrounding summary powers for entry into a person’s home.
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A common approach to preventing domestic violence
Belinda Moore says the introduction of Clare’s Law and domestic violence protection notices and orders show that mechanisms do exist to combat domestic violence and that they can work
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Is a caution or conviction ever truly ‘spent’?
In R (T) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] UKSC 35, the Supreme Court ruled that the automatic disclosure of many cautions and spent convictions is unlawful and incompatible with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Given that the Government has already changed the disclosure rules pending the appeal, what relevance does this decision hold? Briony Ballard explains.
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Criminal Law Week
The following article is written for Police Professional by the editors of Criminal Law Week. Criminal Law Week is used by criminal justice professionals – including police officers, the CPS, judges and lawyers – to stay up to date with changes in criminal law. Published 46 times a year, each issue summarises important cases and legislation, keeping you on top of the latest developments regarding offences, police powers, the rules of procedure and evidence, and more. Incisive commentary is also provided by James Richardson Q.C., the editor of Archbold. Our online service gives you access to all Criminal Law Week issues, from 1997 to today. These are pulled together in a fully-searchable database, complemented by annotated key criminal legislation. For more information about Criminal Law Week, or to sign up for a free trial of our online service, please visit www.criminal-law.co.uk or call 01483 414 599.
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Reading the Riot Act
Pravin Fernando examines how the experience of many small businesses that sought compensation in the aftermath of the 2011 riots has triggered a review of the law.
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