Training & Knowledge: David Whittaker QC

6th Apr 2020Newsletters

“New balls please”: Joe Marler takes the dark arts of rugby a step too far

The Incident On 7 March 2020, England played Wales at Twickenham Stadium in the Six Nations Rugby Championship, winning 33 points to 30.  During the first half of the match, England’s prop forward Joe Marler was seen to grab the genitals of Wales’ captain, Alun Wyn Jones. Although this incident went unnoticed by officials during […]

14th Sep 2018Newsletters

Restraint, Confiscation and Compensation in Private Prosecutions

Confiscation / Compensation In R (Virgin Media Ltd) v Zinga [2014] EWCA Crim 52, the Court of Appeal confirmed that a private prosecutor could institute confiscation proceedings by inviting the court to proceed under section 6 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA). Virgin Media Ltd had commenced a private prosecution against the defendant […]

28th Jan 2016Blog

Disclosure in Document Heavy Cases & Abuse of Process

On 21 December 2015 the Court of Appeal released a series of extracts from their judgment in R. v. R. and others ([2015] EWCA Crim 1941.) Although the full judgment may not not be reported until the conclusion of the trial the Court lifted reporting restrictions in part in order to give guidance on the […]

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