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13th Jun 2019News

“I’m pretty sure I glanced at something”: Due Diligence in Instructing Experts

Gavin Irwin and Amy Woolfson explore the realities of instructing experts under the revised procedure rules The revised Criminal Practice Rule 19 and Practice Direction V took effect on 1 April 2019.  The new rule places heightened requirements on experts and those instructing them.  Following on from the recent collapse of criminal proceedings at Southwark […]

11th Jun 2019News

JUSTICE Publishes Report on Prosecuting Sexual Offences

On 10th June 2019, Justice published its report on prosecuting sexual offences.  The working party, chaired by HH Peter Rook QC, sought to identify areas where greater efficiency could be achieved without eroding the right to a fair trial. The report calls for important reforms to protect complainants and vulnerable individuals, and recommends stronger obligations […]

11th Jun 2019News

Martin Hicks QC and Leon Kazakos Successfully Halt Private Prosecution

A private prosecution for fraud brought by one business associate (ST) against another (PT) in order to overturn liability awarded in a civil action was successfully stopped following abuse applications and an invitation to the DPP to take over and discontinue proceedings. This has now been approved by the Administrative Court and Court of Appeal […]

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