R v Boardman and R v Guraj – The result of limited resources

R v Boardman and R v Guraj – The result of limited resources

The Crown Prosecution Service’s (CPS) case preparation has been described as “lamentable” by the Court of Appeal in two decisions in so many weeks. It might be assumed that the rulings would provoke a sense of schadenfreude amongst defence lawyers – but the reality is that the CPS‘s woes are felt by all those in. Read more

The Missing Interview Tape and Other Disclosure Issues

The Missing Interview Tape and Other Disclosure Issues

By Liam Gregory, Solicitor, Saunders Law Limited The Defendant’s access to material which may undermine the prosecution case or which supports their version of events is a subject of direct relevance to all those interested in the proper administration of Justice. This article is about disclosure by the prosecution of interview tapes and the likely impact. Read more

A real prospect of DNA exonerations? Disclosure after Nunn

A real prospect of DNA exonerations? Disclosure after Nunn

By James Saunders, Solicitor, Saunders Law Limited Summary: A commentary on R (on the application of Nunn) (Appellant) v Chief Constable of Suffolk Constabulary and another (Respondents). 1 Introduction: Most US States will commission and pay for DNA testing of relevant crime samples if prisoners credibly continue to protest their innocence of serious crime after appeal. Read more

SFO shows that it can target SMES

SFO shows that it can target SMES

If any reminder was needed, last month showed that bribery investigations and indeed convictions are not limited to damaging large multi-national companies such as BAE but can be devastating for SMEs – like Smith and Ouzman Ltd, a printing company in Eastbourne. The company itself was convicted of three counts of corruptly agreeing to make. Read more

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