Glossary

AADB

Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board

ABH

Actual Bodily Harm

ARDL

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

BCCI

Bank Credit and Commerce International

BHRC

Bar Human Rights Committee

BIS

Department for Business, Innovation and Enterprise

BSB

Bar Standards Board

BVC

Bar Vocational Course

CBA

Criminal Bar Association

CA or CoA

Court of Appeal

CC

Crown Court

CCA

Criminal Court of Appeal

CCC

Central Criminal Court

CCRC

Criminal Cases Review Commission

CEDR

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution

CJA

Criminal Justice Act

CPE

Common Professional Examination

CPS

Crown Prosecution Service

DC

Divisional Court

Defra

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DPP

Director of Public Prosecutions

DTA

Drug Trafficking Act

DTI

Department of Trade and Industry

DTOA

Drug Trafficking Offences Act

DWP

Department of Work and Pensions

EAW Scheme

European Arrest Warrant Scheme

EC

European Community

EHCR

European Convention (or Court) of Human Rights

EU

European Union

FPS

Fraud Prosecution Service

FSA

Financial Services Authority

GBH

Grievous Bodily Harm

GMC

General Medical Council

HMRC

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs

HoL

House of Lords

HR

Human Rights

IBA

International Bar Association

ILCC

Inner London Crown Court

IPCC

Independent Police Complaints Commission

LBC

London Borough Council

LRC

Legal Reform Committee

MHRA

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

MTIC

Missing Trader Intra-Community

NCIS

National Criminal Intelligence Service

NCS

National Crime Squad

OFT

Office of Fair Trading

PACE

Police and Criminal Evidence Act

PII

Public Interest Immunity

PoCA

Proceeds of Crime Act

QBD

Queen's Bench Division

RCPO

Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office

RIPA

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act

RTA

Road Traffic Accident

SFO

Serious Fraud Office

SIAC

Special Immigration Appeals Commission

SOCA

Serious Organised Crime Agency

SOCPA

Serious Organised Crime and Police Act

VOSA

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency

WCC

Westminster City Council

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