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Tell me why—must the court give reasons when granting disclosure orders on paper?

Published on: 07 September 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Tell me why—must the court give reasons when granting disclosure orders on paper?
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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. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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