David Corker has written an article for The Times on why the fraud prosecution review timeframe presents a formidable task.
The article explores:
Review on Fraud Prosecution: A new review into the investigation and prosecution of fraud is announced, headed solely by Jonathan Fisher KC, in contrast to the seven-member team of the Roskill Report in 1986.
Challenging Timeline: The Attorney-General, Victoria Prentis KC, expects Fisher to evaluate the current disclosure regime within nine months, followed by a comprehensive review on effective fraud investigation and prosecution within the subsequent 18 months.
Disclosure Regime Concerns: The existing disclosure regime, introduced in 1997, has faced multiple challenges. There’s a rising question on whether the law erred by placing the disclosure responsibility on the prosecution, suggesting that it might be more aptly placed on the defence.
Read the full article here.