- Tell me why—must the court give reasons when granting disclosure orders on paper?
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- What was the background to this case, briefly?
- What issues did this case raise?
- What were the main legal arguments put forward? What did the judge decide, and why?
- What are the practical implications of this case for corporate crime lawyers seeking to resist disclosure orders and property freezing orders under POCA 2002?
- Are there still any grey areas or unresolved issues lawyers will need to watch out for in this area? If so, how can these be avoided?
Corporate Crime analysis: James Fletcher, barrister at 5 St Andrew’s Hill, considers the recent decision in Nuttall v National Crime Agency in which the judge rejected a previous decision that when a court granted a disclosure obligation (DO) on a paper application, there was a legal duty to give reasons.
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