Training & Knowledge: Lewis MacDonald

8th Oct 2019Newsletters

No Go v Bojo

Divisional Court’s Reasoning for Quashing Issue of Summons Against Boris Johnson On 3 July 2019 the Divisional Court (Rafferty LJ and Supperstone J) handed down its reasons for the decision to overturn the issuing of a summons against Mr Boris Johnson in one of the most high profile decisions in a private prosecution to date. […]

30th May 2019Newsletters

Lacking Integrity – The Waters Re-Muddied in Adetoye v The Solicitors Regulation Authority

After Wingate v SRA [2018] EWCA Civ 366 it was thought that Lord Justice Jackson had brought some clarity to the meaning of ‘lacking integrity’. Whilst the definition remained wide, it was clarified as different from, and involving adherence to a higher standard than, dishonesty: “Integrity connotes adherence to the ethical standards of one’s own […]

4th Dec 2018Newsletters

Karoulla t/a Brockley’s Rock: Revenue Battered on Disclosure

In Karoulla v HMRC [2018] UKUT 255 (TCC), the Upper Tribunal (‘UT’) has ruled that HMRC have a duty of candour in proceedings in the tax tribunal. Although not the first time that this has been suggested, it will no doubt be a cause for concern at HMRC, and presents opportunities for those representing taxpayers. […]

14th Sep 2018Newsletters

Private Investigations

While many private prosecutors will already have all of the evidence they need to commence proceedings some will need to supplement it through further investigatory measures. Whilst private prosecutors may not enjoy the plethora of powers available to their public counterparts, they still have access to an important armory which can be effective when properly […]

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