- High Court not forum for dispute linked to DPA (R (on the application of AL) v Serious Fraud Office)
- What are the practical implications of the judgment?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- The first issue
- The second issue
- The third issue
- Overall conclusion
Corporate Crime analysis: Quinton Newcomb, of Fulcrum Chambers, examines a decision by the High Court that it was not the appropriate forum to decide whether the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), having concluded a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with a company which had self-reported wrongdoing by its employees, was required to obtain and disclose documents from the company to an ex-employee who was a defendant in related criminal proceedings.
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