News and Events - Private Prosecution


18th Jul 2019News

Code for Private Prosecutors Published

The recent decision in Johnson [2019] EWHC 1709 (Admin) has thrown private prosecutions into the spotlight as never before and so it is especially timely that the Private Prosecutors’ Association (‘PPA’) has published the first edition of the Code for Private Prosecutors (the Code’). The Code is essential reading for those contemplating bringing any type […]

5th Jul 2019News

Costs Against Private Prosecutor Upheld by Divisional Court, as Will Martin Successfully Represents Interested Parties in Judicial Review Proceedings

The Queen (on the application of Ayodeji Holloway) and Harrow Crown Court and Adamneet Singh Bhui, Jimneet Singh Bhui and Gurpinder Singh Bhui [2019] EWHC 1731 (Admin)  This case is likely to be of significant interest to all practitioners who prosecute or defend private criminal prosecutions. Will appeared for the interested parties in both the Divisional […]

17th Jun 2019News

Alison Levitt QC appears on BBC Radio 4’s Law in Action to Discuss Private Prosecutions in the Wake of the Accusations Made Against Boris Johnson MP of the Crime of Misconduct in Public Office

Boris Johnson MP was accused of misconduct in public office arising from his claim that EU membership was costing the UK £350 million a week.  Anti-Brexit campaigner Marcus Ball launched a private prosecution and obtained a summons for Mr Johnson to attend court. The District Judge’s  decision to issue the summons was overturned by the […]

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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