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13th Oct 2020News

MIRCHANDANI – some good news for Private Prosecutors

It is well established that private prosecutors may pursue confiscation proceedings in the Crown Court and that confiscation proceedings, as part of the sentencing process, are properly classified as part of the criminal proceedings. As such, if successful, a private prosecutor can expect to recover from central funds costs incurred in such proceedings[1], under s.17 […]

12th Oct 2020News

Justice Select Committee Report Published – Safeguards in Private Prosecutions

Gavin Irwin explores the report’s key recommendations On 7 July 2020, Alison Levitt QC gave evidence before the Justice Select Committee, on behalf of the Private Prosecutors’ Association, on safeguards in private prosecutions[1].  Separately, the 2 Hare Court Private Prosecutions’ Group made written representations to the Committee[2]. On 2 October 2020, the Committee published its […]

6th Jul 2020News

Newsflash from the Private Prosecution Group

From the Private Prosecution Group Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC 2 Hare Court Temple London   The Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC is a leading set of barristers with significant experience in bringing, and defending, private prosecutions: On Tuesday, 7th July, Alison Levitt QC, (Private Prosecutors’ Association, Committee member) will give evidence before the House […]

31st Jan 2020News

Costs in Private Prosecutions: A Landmark Decision

On 28 January 2020, the High Court gave judgment in the case of Fuseon Limited v Senior Courts Costs Office [2019] EWHC 126 (Admin).  In doing so, Mr Justice Lane gave important guidance on the extent of costs recoverable by a private prosecutor from central funds.  The brief facts and effect of the decision are […]

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