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Where a defendant has been provided with disclosure in criminal proceedings under the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996, how is it possible to use this evidence in civil claims?

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Published on LexisPSL on 14/03/2018

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  • Where a defendant has been provided with disclosure in criminal proceedings under the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996, how is it possible to use this evidence in civil claims?

Section 18 of the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (CPIA 1996) makes it an offence to knowingly use or disclose an object or information disclosed in the unused material if the use or disclosure contravenes CPIA 1996, s 17. The magistrates' court may commit a person guilty of this contempt to prison for a maximum of six months and/or impose a fine. The Crown Court may commit to custody for a maximum of two years and/or impose an unlimited fine.

CPIA 1996, s 17 confirms that any material which has been disclosed in accordance with CPIA 1966 may only be use

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