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High Court not forum for dispute linked to DPA (R (on the application of AL) v Serious Fraud Office)

High Court not forum for dispute linked to DPA (R (on the application of AL) v Serious Fraud Office)
Published on: 25 April 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • 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

Article summary

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. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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