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Late applications to amend an indictment and abuse of process (R v Barker)

Late applications to amend an indictment and abuse of process (R v Barker)
Published on: 17 August 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Late applications to amend an indictment and abuse of process (R v Barker)
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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. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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