Criminal Law Week Online provides an essential legal research tool with its Statutes Service. Key criminal law legislation is set out in full, and complemented and enhanced with all the information you need to understand and interpret each provision. The Statutes Service is designed with the criminal law practitioner in mind, offering a detailed focus on the legislation you use that is fully cross-referenced to Criminal Law Week digests.
- Commencement provisions
- Transitional provisions and savings
- Definitional provisions
- Links to relevant case digests and full text judgments from Casetrack
- Subordinate legislation
- Hansard references with links
- Text of explanatory notes accompanying each legislative provision
- Additional information relevant to the legislative provision in question
- Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003
- Bribery Act 2010
- Coroners and Justice Act 2009
- Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
- Crime and Disorder Act 1998
- Crime and Security Act 2010
- Criminal Defence Service (Funding) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007 No. 1174)
- Criminal Justice Act 2003
- Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008
- Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration) Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013 No. 435)
- Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 (S.I. 2015 No. 1490)
- Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004
- Extradition Act 2003
- Fraud Act 2006
- Modern Slavery Act 2015
- Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984
- Policing and Crime Act 2009
- Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
- Protection from Harassment Act 1997
- Psychoactive Substances Act 2016
- Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
- Serious Crime Act 2007
- Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005
- Sexual Offences Act 2003
- Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006
- Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999
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