Abuse of process

Abuse of process guidance:

The procedure for making an application to stay proceedings due to abuse of process is governed by the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 (CrimPR), SI 2015/1490, r 3.20. For...

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The application procedure for making an abuse argument is governed by the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 (CrimPR), SI 2015/1490 and directions in support of these rules...

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There is no defence of entrapment in English law but it is considered to be an abuse of the process of the court for state agents to lure a person into committing illegal...

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Breach of promise not to prosecute The duty of public authorities to act fairly and the rule of law which allows a person to predict the consequences of their actions...

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Prosecutor’s appeal against terminating rulings Part 9 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003) (sections 57–74) gives the prosecution a right to appeal against...

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What is a vexatious litigant? A vexatious litigant has in the opinion of the High Court abused his right to a fair trial and the right to bring proceedings to enforce or...

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