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Cheating the public revenue (R v Lunn)

Published on: 24 February 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Cheating the public revenue (R v Lunn)
  • Original news
  • What was the background to the appeal?
  • What issues did this case raise in relation to prosecutions alleging offences spanning a number of instances over a period of time? What did the Court of Appeal decide, and why? To what extent is the judgment helpful in clarifying the law relating to when a course of conduct amounting to an offence can be including in a single count on the indictment?
  • What are the implications for corporate crime lawyers who are advising defendants facing prosecution for financial crime? What practical lessons can those advising take away from this case?

Article summary

Corporate Crime analysis: Should a series of tax cheats be charged as a single count or as a series of individual counts? Edward Henry, barrister at QEB Hollis Whiteman, reports in light on the recent Court of Appeal ruling in R v Lunn. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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