- Late applications to amend an indictment and abuse of process (R v Barker)
- Original news
- What was the background to the case?
- What issues arose for the court’s consideration?
- What did the court decide, and why?
- To what extent is the judgment helpful in clarifying the law in this area?
- How does the decision fit in with other developments in this area of law?
- Do you think there is anything practitioners can potentially learn about settling or challenging indictments in fraud matters from this case?
- Are there any other interesting learning points to take away from this case?
Corporate Crime analysis: Under what conditions should the Crown be permitted to make a late amendment to an indictment? Simon Farrell QC, of Three Raymond Buildings, considers the Court of Appeal’s approach in R v Barker.
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