Training & Knowledge: Narita Bahra QC

4th Oct 2016Newsletters

Are Deferred Prosecution Agreements Company Friends or Foe?

A Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) is an agreement reached between a SFO or CPS prosecutor and an organisation which could be prosecuted in the UK, under the supervision of a judge. The agreement allows a prosecution to be suspended for a defined period provided the organisation meets certain specified conditions. A DPA does not apply […]

19th Feb 2016Articles

Is this the end of policy driven decisions?

Yesterday saw the long awaited judgment in the case of R v Jogee; Ruddock v The Queen handed down. Its effect has provoked widespread commentary in all forms of media; for this is the one pronouncement of the Supreme Court that will most directly affect criminal trials which more and more commonly involve multiple defendants […]

18th Dec 2015Articles

Behind the headlines: Seeking the truth behind sex grooming cases

Sexual grooming has come to public attention since a series of high profile cases were widely reported by the media. Cases such as Operation Bullfinch (where seven men of Pakistani and east Africa origin were jailed for abusing six girls in Oxford) received a great deal of press coverage. Research on public perceptions of sexual […]