Partner David Corker has written for Law360 on the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Regina v. Sally Ann Jones, that brings a protracted and embittered private prosecution to a conclusion.
“The rapid and extraordinary growth of fraud-related private prosecutions has stirred controversy. Some lawyers and judges believe that the public interest and the standing of the criminal justice system is not advanced by the pursuit in the Crown Court of complex allegations of commercial misconduct where civil proceedings are available a fortiori and where such proceedings were considered or even pursued before the lever of a prosecution was pulled,” David wrote.
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