- Re-opening an appeal against conviction after determination (R v Ibori and others)
- What was the background?
- What did the court in Mr Ibori’s case decide?
- What are the practical implications of this case?
Corporate Crime analysis: The Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) has the power to re-open an appeal against conviction once determined in exceptional cases, however, in R v Ibori, it declined to accept its jurisdiction to do so. Dan Bunting, barrister at 2 Dr Johnson’s Buildings, examines the case and looks at when the court will exercise its powers to re-open conviction appeals when abuse of process is alleged.
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