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List of Bills before the British Parliament 2019-2021

Abortion (Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate and Clubfoot) Bill-Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill [HL]-Armed Forces (Posthumous Pardons) Bill [HL]-Asylum Seekers (Accommodation Eviction Procedures) Bill

Investigation of Crime in UK

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The Code of Practice to the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (CPIA) defines a criminal investigation as: An investigation conducted with a view to it being ascertained whether a person should be charged with an offence, or whether a person charged with an offence is guilty of it.

Appeal against a Crown Court decision before Court of Appeal Criminal Division

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If permission granted for appeal-The appeal will be heard by the Court of Appeal Criminal Division. You’ll get a letter before the hearing to let you know when and where it’ll take place. Your legal representative ( your barrister) will present your case to the judges. If you’re appealing a conviction, representatives from the prosecution will present the case against you. This will not always happen if you appeal against a sentence.

Criminal Procedure Rules 2020-UK

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The Criminal Procedure Rule Committee has made a new consolidation of the Criminal Procedure Rules. The 2020 Rules replace the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 and the amendments made to those rules since then. The new rules come into force on Monday 5 October 2020.

Impact Statement for Business is an assessment of impact on business due to crime

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A witness statement allows a witness to give evidence to the court about the circumstances and nature of a crime. This will be used by the court to establish whether a crime was committed and by whom. When sentencing a person found ‘guilty’ of that crime, an ISB enables a business to set out the impact a crime has had on the business and this will be considered by the court when determining the appropriate sentence for the crime.

Law of Remands into Custody in UK

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In the magistrates’ court, a defendant can only remand a person in custody for a maximum of eight days, except where it has previously remanded him in custody and it has a set a date for the next stage of those proceedings. In those circumstances, having heard representations from the defendant’s representatives, he can be remanded in custody for a period ending in that date or for a period of 28 days, whichever is the less – s. 128A of the Magistrates Courts Act 1980.

Bail Act 1976

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An Act to make provision in relation to bail in or in connection with criminal proceedings in England and Wales, to make it an offence to agree to indemnify sureties in criminal proceedings, to make provision for legal aid limited to questions of bail in certain cases and for legal aid for persons kept in custody for inquiries or reports, to extend the powers of coroners to grant bail and for connected purposes.

Wills Act 1837

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  Wills Act 1837 Original Version 1837 CHAPTER 26 An Act for the Amendment of the Laws with respect to Wills. [3d July 1887] BE it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent […]

Wills Act 1963

An Act to repeal the Wills Act 1861 and make new provision in lieu thereof; and to provide that certain testamentary instruments shall be probative for the purpose of the conveyance of heritable property in Scotland.


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This report looks at the accurate contemporary reporting of the content of legal proceedings taking place in public in criminal courts. More specifically, this report focuses on the power of the Crown Court to order that such reporting be postponed to avoid prejudice to court proceedings. We are concerned here with all court reporting, whether broadcast (on television, radio or over the internet) or published (electronically or in print format) and whether by accredited press representatives or others such as bloggers.


THE municipal law of England, or the rule of civil conduct prescribed to the inhabitants of this kingdom, may with sufficient propriety be divided into two kinds; the lex non scripta, the unwritten, or common law; and the lex scripta, the written, or statute law.
The lex non scripta, or unwritten law, includes not only general customs, or the common law properly so called; but also the particular customs of certain parts of the kingdom; and likewise those particular laws, that are by custom observed only in certain courts and jurisdictions.

Royal Marriages Act 1772

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That no descendant of the body of his late majesty King George the Second, male or female, (other than the issue of princesses who have married, or may hereafter marry, into foreign families) shall be capable of contracting matrimony without the previous consent of his Majesty, his heirs, or successors, signified under the great seal, and declared in council, (which consent, to preserve the memory thereof is hereby directed to be set out in the licence and register of marriage, and to be entered in the books of the privy council);