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The importance of clarity in local authority prosecutions (R v Bajaj)

The importance of clarity in local authority prosecutions (R v Bajaj)
Published on: 02 September 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
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Article summary

Corporate Crime analysis: Confiscation proceedings increasingly form part of local authority prosecutions. The benefit to the defendant from the commission of the kind of offences prosecuted by local authorities is often not as easy to calculate as offences which the courts are more familiar with. This case showcases the kind of difficulties that the prosecution can experience and serves as a reminder of the importance of the criminal charges that form the basis of the conviction. Written by Gary Pons, barrister, at 5 St Andrew’s Hill. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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