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Vol 21 No 12 Dec 16/Jan 17

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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 7: 2016

Edited by: Daniel Clarry, Christopher Sargeant
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The Drugs Offences Handbook

ISBN13: 9781780436630
To be Published: July 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £70.00

The Drugs Offences Handbook is a detailed and practical exposition of the law relating to drugs offences, together with a focussed and concise analysis of evidential and litigation issues that relate to drugs cases.

Comprehensive in its approach, with detailed coverage of statutes and authorities that practitioners would expect from a specialist work, but presented in an accessible and practical manner.

The Drugs Offences Handbook covers three main areas: Offences, Evidence and Post-Convictions.


Includes detailed coverage and commentary of all relevant authorities and statutory provisions.


Includes coherent and succinct coverage of expansive areas of law, and provides the reader with sufficient detail in the vast majority of cases, and in any commonplace exploration of the law relating to illegal drugs.


Provide the most comprehensive coverage possible of case law surrounding the Sentencing Council guidelines and also includes chapters on confiscation and forfeiture.

Criminal Law
Manufacture and Cultivation
Occupiers of Premises
Conspiracy and Cross-Jurisdictional Offences
Search and Seizure
Covert Evidence [including police experts]
Forensic Evidence
Confiscation and Forfeiture.

Includes the following legislation and case law:

Drug Trafficking Act 1994
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
Drugs Act 2005
Police Reform and Social responsibility Act 2011
Sentencing Council Guidelines for Drugs Offences
R v Hussain (Shabbir) [2010] 2 Cr.App.R.11,CA
R v Green [2010] Crim.L.R.306, CA;